Sandia Glow® Red Yucca
Hesperaloe parviflora 'MSWNPERED'
Sandia Glow® Red Yucca flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Plant Height: 24 inches
Flower Height: 4 feet
Spacing: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Other Names: Redflower False Yucca
Brand: Mountain States Nursery
This stately succulent plant has arching, gray-green foliage with marginal filaments; compact, sturdy spikes covered with unique watermelon red flowers in spring, then possibly again in fall; a perfect accent plant for waterwise gardens or containers
Sandia Glow® Red Yucca features showy spikes of scarlet bell-shaped flowers with peach eyes rising above the foliage from early spring to early fall. Its attractive succulent grassy leaves are grayish green in color. The foliage often turns burgundy in fall. It produces khaki (brownish-green) capsules in late fall. The red stems can be quite attractive.
Sandia Glow® Red Yucca is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a shapely form and gracefully arching foliage. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Sandia Glow® Red Yucca is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Sandia Glow® Red Yucca will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Sandia Glow® Red Yucca is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.