The Red Yucca, Hesperaloe parviflora, is a vigorous rounded plant encircled with parallel layers of linear leaves that peel off leaf edges with curved filaments that still remain attached at one end to the leaf. The tall 3 foot tall spike of orange flowers arises in the summer like a fuzzy cylinder and in the winter the leaves turn red, then in the spring return with a medium green color. Cold Hardy to zone 6.
The deep burgundy, lance-like leaves of the Thornless Red Yucca characterize this outstanding plant as a striking colored specimen that is rarely seen in landscapes. Thornless Red Yucca do well in dry soils and are very drought resistant. The unfading, red color on the leaves of the Thornless Red Yucca look terrific in clay pots, and white flowers form atop the stem of the Thornless Red Yucca and appear during June or July in Georgia.