'Red Sensation' False Dracaena Cordyline australis
Long, dark red-purple sword-like leaves are the hallmark of this plant.Award WinnerFoliage InterestHeat TolerantDeadheading Not Necessary
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:TallGarden Height:36 - 72 InchesSpacing:18 - 36 InchesSpread:18 - 36 InchesFoliage Colors:RedFoliage Shade:redHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:GrassUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Use in large containers and bedsMaintenance Notes:
Cordyline is a grass-like plant. Where temperatures get colder than 15 degrees F, the plants should be treated as annuals. Once the grass turns brown it can either be removed immediately or removed in the spring. It should not be expected to live through the winter and begin growing again in the spring.
In areas where winter temperatures remain above 15 degrees it should be considered a perennial and the following information should be useful. Evergreen or neutral grasses are usually plants that look like grasses but aren't actually classified as grasses, they are generally called grass-like plants.
Divide evergreen or neutral grasses and grass-like plants in spring only.
Evergreen grasses don't ever go dormant. Dividing plants wounds them to some degree. For evergreen grasses this wounding will really affect their ability to live through the winter.
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Judy Batchelor, Illinois, United States, 9 years ago
I really like this plant but will die in winter here. Can plant be brought indoors for winter and survive?Larry, Nebraska, United States, 12 years ago
Wonderful in the border behind 'Pixie' loropetalum with 'Bubble Gum' Vista supertunia in front.Sara, South Carolina, United States, 12 years ago
Beautiful, unique and tropical looking when planted in container with other combination plants and trailing plantsCyndi, Texas, United States, 12 years ago
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