Say Howdy to This Plant from the Wild West UT Gardens' July 2020 Plant of the Month
July 9, 2020
Submitted by Carol Reese,
UT Extension Western Region Horticulturist
Some plants feature beautiful flowers, others have interesting foliage, and still others are known for their strong architectural form. Hesperaloe parviflora provides all three.
This plant is called a number of common names that include red yucca, coral yucca, false red yucca, and Texas red yucca; however, it is not a yucca at all. Other valid reasons to avoid using this plant's common names are that yellow-flowering cultivars can be found, but the best reason is that the accurate name is truly easy to pronounce. Just...