Hesperaloe parviflora
Common name: 
Red Yucca
Redflower False Yucca
Hummingbird Yucca
Samandoque
Pronunciation: 
hes-per-AL-oh par-vi-FLO-ra
Family: 
Asparagaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
Hesperaloe yuccaefolia
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Evergreen stemless shrub which grows in clumps, 3-6 ft (~1-2 m) high and wide.   Leaves are long, leathery, blue-green, narrow, with a fringe of white fibers along the margins.  Flowers are red or yellow and are carried on branching stalks up to 5 ft (1.5 m) tall from late spring to mid-summer, sometimes into early fall. The tubular flowers, which open from the bottom up, are attractive to hummingbirds. The fruit is a woody capsule, green then brown, 2.5–3 cm.
  • Full sun to light shade, well-drained soil, heat and drought tolerant, an excellent container plant. It is popular in xeriscape landscapes in California and southwestern states.

  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5                    Native to the Chihuahuan desert which encompasses much of West Texas, parts of the middle and lower Rio Grande Valley and the lower Pecos Valley in New Mexico, and a portion of southeastern Arizona, as well as the central and northern portions of the Mexican Platea.

  • Hesperaloe: from the Greek, hesperus, of the west, western (i.e., North America), and aloe, having a resemblance to plants in the genus Aloe.   parviflora: small flowered

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    leaves with margin fibers

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    plant habit, flowering

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    flower cluster

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