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Red Yucca Hesperaloe

Heperaloe parviflora

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1 gallon

Plant Care

Native region:

Desert Adaptive

Water needs:



Mature size:

Growth rate:

Full Sun; Filtered Sun



Flower color:

Flower season:



Spring - Early Summer

Remove old flower stalks




Nectar pollinators:


Nighttime pollinators:


Rabbit resistant:


Not actually a yucca, this member of the Century-Plant family produces soft, yucca-like, leaves, 2-3 ft. in length, crowded on the perennial’s short, woody base. The flower stalk rises 5 ft. and bears showy, coral-colored, tubular flowers occur on arching, wand-like, pink stems. Great pop of color for cacti and rock gardens plus a hummingbird favorite! Relatively rabbit resistant. Fun Fact: Hespero' is latin for 'western'; thus Hesperaloe literally translates western aloe.

Growing Plants in the Desert — Important Information

The information presented here is, to the best of my knowledge, accurate and based on my research from reliable sources, observations I have made of plants growing in my, and other gardens I have visited, and observations of the plants in their native habitats. I would appreciate your feedback and experience to help me educate others! 


Cacti: In my experience, cacti are much happier in the filtered shade here in the low desert of the Coachella Valley. Colors are more vibrant and they bloom more profusely, especially the non-native varieties. If you pay attention to how our native barrel and beavertail opuntia grow in the wild, it is frequently tucked in the rocks under creosote or another shrub.


Light Requirements: I have found that in our desert (Sonoran/Colorado) “full sun” plants can take and appreciate the late afternoon filtered sun, especially in the hot summer months.

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