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Red Star 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 Star False Dracaena Cordyline species
Part Sun to Sun 36 - 72

Features

Sword-shaped leaves are red to burgundy

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.

  • A great center plant for large patio pots.
    But two newly planted Red Star in pots froze and died during a cold snap in Seattle with temps down to 26* F.
    One planted white foliar type is now 3 feet tall and withstood the cold.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Hal Kempen
    Seattle
    Washington
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Russell Studebaker
    Ontario
    Canada
    4 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Russell Studebaker
    Mississippi
    United States
    4 years ago
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