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Hesperaloe parviflora, Agave Family: ( Agavaceae ), Red Yucca. Also called: Red False Yucca, Red-flowered Yucca .
This is a very popular landscaping plant in arizona and it is considered a deciduous shrub.
An evergreen perennial to 3 feet tall, flower stalk to 6 feet, plant spreads to 6 feet wide. Hummingbirds are attracted to it. The flowers are bright red, tubular, to about 1 1/4" long. Blooms from April - November. The leaves are long and narrow stiff 3' - 4' long x 1 ¼" wide, gray green leaves, forming from a central base, arching up and out, with fibrous margins.
Alkaline, well-drained/light soils.
Hardiness: Zones 5-10
Sow spring in a greenhouse. Pre-soaking the seed for 24 hours in warm water may reduce the germination time. It usually germinates within 1 - 12 months if kept at a temperature of 80°F. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for at least their first two winters. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer and consider giving them some winter protection for at least their first winter outdoors..