This Yellow flower false yucca continues to thrive while other plants in my gardens show distressing signs of summer fatigue. I’ve started the process of trimming off the top third of the sage, blue mist, and guara perennials in hopes of reviving them in time for one more burst of blooms in the autumn. They had also become too tall and were falling over each other.
Now there’s three flower spikes. I guess the triple digit temperatures agree with this plant. But the big question is “Why do the three spikes lean west?”
This Yellow flower false yucca has proven to be the perfect choice for my garden’s focal point. According to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, its bloom time in Texas is March through July. Meaning I shouldn’t expect any more flower spikes this year. That’s okay. I’m just glad I haven’t accidentally killed the plant.
Yellow flower false yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora). Although the red version is more commonly found in Texas’s xeriscape landscapes, I chose the smaller yellow version for the ornamental container used as my sun garden’s focal point. The false yucca is native to the Chihuahuan desert of west Texas and with its low maintenance qualities I’m depending on it to survive our climate extremes.