Crimson Yucca

Scarlet Yucca

This may be absolutely the most beautiful Yucca of all.

Hesperaloe parviflora is commonly known as Red Yucca.  This is a succulent which will reach 3 to 4 feet tall. Yucca clumps spread slowly by sending out new plants.  The rose-pink flowers of the Red Yucca will 5 feet at maturity.   Each rosette flowers once to be replaced.  The effect is that a flower stem will have a long bloom period in Texas of June through early August for mature Yuccas.

Red Yuccas Established Groves in Commercial Planting at UTD

Red Yuccas Established Groves in Commercial Planting at UTD

Yuccas are drought tolerant but may require water during extreme drought.  Certainly a bit of irrigation will maintain a greener appearance through the long hot Texas summer.

Yellow Yuccas with Rain Tree and Red Yuccas

Yellow Yuccas with Rain Tree and Red Yuccas

 There are over 150 varieties of Yuccas.  It is easy to become confused about Yuccas!



Yuccas are native to the Chihuahuan desert of west Texas east and south into central and south Texas and northeastern Mexico around Coahuila. Yuccas are also known as False Red Yucca, Texas Red Yucca, Samandoque, Coral Yucca Red Flower Yucca and Hummingbird Yucca.

Yuccas Bloom with Lavender Vitex Tree in Texas

Red and Yellow Yuccas with Russian Sage (purple). The Yellow Yucca, like the Scarlet Yucca is a more compact Yucca.

Purple Shamrock Lantana and Red Yucca

Red Yucca with Purple Shamrock and Golden Lantana.

Crimson Yuccas and Yellow Yuccas are more compact than Red Yuccas. Seen here blooming with loropetalum.

Crimson Yuccas are more compact than Red Yuccas. Seen here blooming with loropetalum.

Red Yucca and Mexican Feather Grass

Red Yucca and Mexican Feather Grass

Red Yucca and Mealy Blue Sage Blooming Mid-May Texas Cacti and Perennials

Red Yuccas, Mealy Blue Sage and Russian Sage

I believe the scarlet Yuccas are from a controlled breeding program conducted at Mountain States Wholesale Nursery in Litchfield Park, Arizona. The scarlet Yucca resulting plant is more compact habit in its stems and flowering and more scarlet in its coloroing.  ‘Perpa’ is patented and was first released by Mountain States Wholesale Nursery in the spring of 2011.
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 Other Succulents for Texas

Agaves in Texas. A succulent for your garden.

Agaves in Texas. A succulent for your garden. There are over 150 different kinds.

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Scarlet Yucca

Scarlet Yucca

Red Yucca Native Texas Plant in Full Bloom

Red Yucca Native Texas Plant in Full Bloom