YUCCA, RED (RED HESPERALOE) Evergreen – Sun
Hesperaloe parviflora Ht. 3’ Spread 3’-5’
hess-per-RAY-low par-vi-FLOOR-ah Spacing 3’-4’
HABIT: Slender, fountain-like blue green foliage that is fairly
slow growing. Reddish pink flowers bloom almost all summer.
CULTURE: Extremely drought tolerant, any soil as long as it
is well drained. Low food needs.
USES: Specimen, accent, summer color.
Question: I have a yucca in front of my house that has produced some babies. One is about 12 inches tall, and the other about 6 to 8 inches tall. I trim off all the dead foliage from the yucca and keep the outward-facing leaves clipped because they are close to a sidewalk. What is the best time for me to separate these babies from the mother plant? B.P., Fort Worth
Answer: Fall to early spring is the best time, but yuccas can be divided at any time with reasonable results.