The Design-A-Line Cordyline was featured by Southern Living Magazine as the Plant of the Month during June 2019! It earned its acclaim with elegant, long blades of burgundy red foliage. Towards the center, the leaves grow upright, while foliage at the edge arches downwards. Therefore, it has a naturally rounded, clumping appearance. Use this evergreen to create dynamic texture in your landscape with its curved, cascading foliage all year long.
Although traditionally prized for its foliage, this plant also features petite white flowers in Summer. These blossoms contrast nicely with the foliage and create a new element of interest for your landscape.
This is a naturally low-maintenance plant that requires very little supplementary care once settled into the landscape. Pruning is unnecessary, however, old foliage can be trimmed back in Spring.
The Design-A-Line Cordyline is a dwarf variety and grows to 3 feet H x 3 feet W.
Use this variety in a showy ceramic container, along pathways, or in a mixed garden bed. It’s certain to provide a unique flair wherever you choose to plant it!
Design-A-Line Cordyline Care
Hardy from USDA Zones 8-11, and down to 10°F once fully established in the landscape.
Plant in Full Sun to Partial Shade for best results.
Water 2-3 times per week during the first growing season to help establish deep roots. However, make sure that the soil is allowed to dry between waterings.
Plant in average garden soil with good drainage to help ensure long-term success.
Fertilize with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring for optimal growth and plant health.
Space the Design-A-Line Cordyline 1.5 feet apart for intertwining foliage. Space them over 3 feet apart to allow their naturally rounded shape to shine through.