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.
Red Star False Dracaena Cordyline species
- Hardy Zones
- 8 - 11
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 36 - 72 Inches
Sword-shaped leaves are red to burgundy
Use in large containers and beds
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.Hal KempenSeattleWashingtonUnited States2 years ago
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