Hesperaloe parviflora

Gorgeous flowers pollinated by hummingbirds nearly all summer long.
Gorgeous flowers pollinated by hummingbirds nearly all summer long.

Hesperaloe parviflora is indigenous to Texas (USA) and Mexico. Dense and clumping succulent. Provides beautiful, slender, fountain-like blue-green foliage 365 days a year. Reddish-pink, tubular flowers bloom nearly all summer long. Hummingbirds pollinate its long-blooming flowers.

The Hesperaloe parviflora is both heat and drought tolerant. It is a perfect candidate for xeriscaping and rockeries. No greenthumb? No problem! This species is incredibly easy to cultivate. A fantastic choice for beginners.


Yucca parviflora Torr.
Hesperaloe parviflora var. engelmannii (Krauskopf ex Baker) Trel.
Hesperaloe engelmannii Krauskopf
Hesperaloe yuccaefolia (A.Gray) Engelm.
Aloe yuccaefolia A.Gray
Aloe yuccifolia A.Gray
Aloe yuccoides hort.

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
5 to 10
Flower : 
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Full sun (shade tolerant)
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer/Dry in winter
Speed of Growth: 
Mature Height: 
3' - 5'
Mature Width: 
2' - 4'
Latin Name: 
Hesperaloe parviflora
Common Name: 
Red Yucca, Hummingbird Yucca, Samandoque, False Red Yucca, Coral Yucca, Red Flower Yucca, Red Flowered False Yucca, Texas False Yucca, Giant Hesperaloe, Texas Red Yucca

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Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)


RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Hot Pursuit (2015)


USA Network's Queen of the South (2019)

Botanical Gardens:

New York Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City Zoo/Botanical Gardens
Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas
Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Houston, TX Zoo
San Antonio, TX Zoo

Other Clientele:

Houston, TX Rodeo

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