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DESCRIPTION: Outstanding red foliage with pink center stripes; spectacluar when massed on the landscape; perfect for adding a lush, tropical feel to the garden or indoors.
BOTANICAL NAME: Cordyline 'Red Sensation'
OTHER NAMES: False Dracaena
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 4 Feet
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 4 Feet
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Red
FLOWERING TIME: Mid spring to late summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
Red Sensation Cordyline's attractive sword-like leaves remain deep purple in colour with prominent pink stripes and tinges of burgundy throughout the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Red Sensation Cordyline is an open multi-stemmed annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should never be pruned except to remove any dieback, as it tends not to take pruning well. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Red Sensation Cordyline is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Red Sensation Cordyline will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Red Sensation Cordyline is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.