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August 2015 Plant of the Month - Red Yucca

Red Yucca

The August 2015 plant of the month is Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora). Red Yucca is a tough drought tolerant plant that is native to the deserts of the southwest. Its grass-like form can grow to 4 feet tall and wide. This time of year the Red Yucca is in full bloom with pink and red flower spikes that attract hummingbirds.  Red Yucca can be grown in full hot sun with very little supplemental water.  They grow best in areas that are well drained.

Red Yucca is planted throughout the airport grounds, mostly at 575 McDonnell Rd., Mel Leong Treatment plant, North Cargo building 900 and Airfield Ops Building.