Do you like red yucca (Hesperaloe parvifolia)?
Landscapes throughout the desert southwest come alive in spring and early summer as the coral-colored blooms of red yucca burst forth.
There are a few reasons that this succulent is a popular plant.
For one, its grass-like foliage add texture to the garden, even when not in flower.
Second, it needs little maintenance – simply prune off the flowers when they fade.
The flowers are quite beautiful.
While the most common flower color for this fuss-free plant is coral, there are two other colors that I would like to introduce you to.
While not a new color, there is a yellow variety of “Hesperaloe parviflora” available.
It is the same as regular red yucca, except for the color.
Imagine the creamy yellow flowers against a dark-painted wall such as brown, green or purple?
Here is a color of “Hesperaloe parviflora” that is relatively new…
This is a new variety of red yucca called ‘Brakelights’. Its flowers are a darker red than the normal coral flowers.
I am always interested in different colored varieties of my favorite plants. It is easy to add interest to your garden when people see a different color than they expect.
What color of “Hesperaloe parviflora” is your favorite?