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Purple Sensation Cordyline*

Cordyline 'Purple Sensation'

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Purple Sensation Cordyline (Cordyline 'Purple Sensation') at Pender Pines Garden Center

Purple Sensation Cordyline

Purple Sensation Cordyline

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9a

Other Names:  False Dracaena

Description:

Outstanding burgundy-purple foliage with pink center stripes; spectacluar when massed on the landscape; perfect for adding a lush, tropical feel to the garden or indoors

Ornamental Features

Purple Sensation Cordyline has attractive deep purple foliage with pink stripes and tinges of burgundy. The sword-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain deep purple throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Purple Sensation Cordyline is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This shrub 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.

Purple Sensation Cordyline is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Purple 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. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This shrub 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.

Purple Sensation Cordyline makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use 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. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden  Container  Basket 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

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