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Red Sensation Cordyline

Cordyline australis 'Red Sensation'

SKU
04499
Deep red-burgundy sword-like leaves make this an outstanding choice as a focal point in the landscape or large containers surrounded by bright flowered perennials and silver foliage. Fragrant white flowers top the stems in early summer. Evergreen where hardy; treat as an annual elsewhere.
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9-11: Perennial, Outdoor
Grow as Annual, Indoors in all zones

Good to Grow:

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Full sun, Partial sun

Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical Pronunciationkor-di-ly-nee aw-STRAL-iss
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 6 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBurgundy
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Tropical
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Houseplant, Poolside, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsLavender (Lavandula); False Heather (Cuphea); Lantana (Lantana); Verbena (Verbena); Canna (Canna)

Thrives in deep, fertile, well-drained soils; shelter from harsh winds. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to develop root system. Once established in landscape water regularly during growing season; reduce frequency in cooler winter months. Water container plants when soil surface becomes dry. Move indoors before the threat of frost.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Grow As Annual, Houseplant in All Zones

Grow As Perennial, Outdoors in Zones: 9-11