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Red Sensation False Dracaena Cordyline species

  • Hardy Zones
    • 8 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 72 Inches
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Red Sensation False Dracaena Cordyline species
Part Sun to Sun 36 - 72

Features

Long, dark red-purple sword-like leaves are the hallmark of this vigorous grower

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Foliage Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Grass: 
Grass

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
36 - 72 Inches
Spacing: 
18 - 36 Inches
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardy Temperature: 
15°F
Hardiness Zones: 
8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Grass
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

Use in large containers and beds

Maintenance 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.

  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Judy Batchelor
    Marion
    Illinois
    United States
    51 weeks ago
  • I really like this plant but will die in winter here. Can plant be brought indoors for winter and survive?

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Larry
    Nebraska
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Wonderful in the border behind 'Pixie' loropetalum with 'Bubble Gum' Vista supertunia in front.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Sara
    South Carolina
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Beautiful, unique and tropical looking when planted in container with other combination plants and trailing plants

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Cyndi
    Texas
    United States
    4 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2006 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
2006 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
2006 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
2006 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
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