Brakelights Red Yucca

Hesperaloe parviflora 'Perpa'

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Cactus or Succulent
Plant Family: Agavaceae
Plant Description: Fire-engine red flowers of this compact cultivar begin blooming in early summer and last throughout the season. Long, fleshy, evergreen leaves grow up from its base. It is tolerant of many soil types and very drought tolerant. It needs full sun to thrive.


Maintenance Type: Succulent
Plant Care: Succulent (perennials with fleshy leaves and no spines): Remove dead leaves and stems. Succulents with stems that die back in the fall may be left for winter interest or removed once dried. Trim as necessary to retain a desirable shape.

Plant Attributes:

Mature Size: 2' tall and wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Localscapes: Infill Plant, Park Strip Plant
Foliage Interest: Yes
Foliage Colors: Gray-green
Bloom Colors: Red
Bloom Seasons: Summer
Bloom Period: Jun - Aug

Growing Conditions:

Hardiness Zone: 5 to 10
Light Requirement: Full Sun (6+ hrs sun)
Irrigation Requirement:     Very Low (Water to Establish)
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Yes

Garden Location:

  • Commercial Concepts
    • Garden Entrance
    • JVWCD Park Strip
  • Localscapes Path
    • Park Strip #8
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter