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Pink Parade® Red Yucca

Hesperaloe 'Perfu'

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Pink Parade® Red Yucca (Hesperaloe 'Perfu') at Rainbow Gardens

Pink Parade® Red Yucca flowers

Pink Parade® Red Yucca flowers

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Pink Parade® Red Yucca (Hesperaloe 'Perfu') at Rainbow Gardens

Pink Parade® Red Yucca

Pink Parade® Red Yucca

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  4 feet

Flower Height:  8 feet

Spacing:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6a

Other Names:  H. funifera x parviflora

Brand:  Mountain States Nursery

Description:

This stately succulent plant produces a clump of spiky, upright, green foliage with white fraying fibers along the margins; tall, vertical spikes covered with pink flowers in spring to summer; a perfect accent plant for waterwise gardens or containers

Ornamental Features

Pink Parade® Red Yucca features showy spikes of pink bell-shaped flowers with coral-pink overtones and shell pink eyes rising above the foliage from late spring to mid summer. Its attractive large succulent spiny leaves are green in color. The foliage often turns brick red in fall. It produces khaki (brownish-green) capsules in late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Pink Parade® Red Yucca is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

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.

Pink Parade® 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

Pink Parade® Red Yucca will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity extending to 8 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 4 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 3 feet 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 particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. 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.

Pink Parade® Red Yucca is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden  Naturalizing  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Texture  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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.