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UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

Water Wise Plants

Hesperaloe parviflora

hes-per-AL-oh par-VEE-flor-uh
Common Name
Coral yucca
Plant Type
Mature Size
3'-4' high x 4'-5' wide
Water Requirements
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Sun/Shade Requirements
Full to half sun
  • Hummingbirds
Flower Color
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips

Hesperaloe parviflora is a standout plant for any garden and is on the UC Davis Arboretum All-Star list. The three- to four-foot-high rosettes of stiff yucca-like, blue-green leaves provide structural interest all year long. From spring into summer, five-foot-long flower stalks sport many striking red flowers followed by interesting seed pods. This plant is drought tolerant, low maintenance, and very reliable, with few pest and disease problems.


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