Hesperaloe parviflora-Red Yucca
Armchair gardeners rejoice! Hesperaloe parviflora is one
of the most carefree plants you'll find, and it produces
long-lasting flower spikes throughout the summer. The common
red-flowering plants have been a staple in southwestern
landscapes for years, but the yellow-flowering selection is a
more recent introduction. The two flower colors make a stunning
combination! Hesperaloe parviflora forms a three-foot clump of
stiff, leathery, grey-green leaves. The tubular flowers attract
hummingbirds. This tough plant thrives in full sun, reflected
heat, and even tolerates some light shade if drainage is
adequate. Hesperaloe parviflora also makes a great container
plant, and is a clean choice for pool areas. This native of
Texas and northern Mexico tolerates temperatures to -20° F.
USDA Zone 5.