Festival Burgundy™

One of the most remarkable new garden plants available. Color, form and habit all go to ensure that this plant is one of the most asked for new plants available. Striking burgundy strap-like leaves help make it stand out in any garden, patio and mixed container. Its cascading foliage makes this Festival Burgundy cordyline a real winner.

 

Cordyline species are indigenous to Australia, New Zealand and the western Pacific region. They are normally small trees or palm-like evergreen shrubs. Festival™ Burgundy is a different cordyline. It is basal branching, it forms multiple short stems spreading out from the base of the plant to create a sturdy low-growing grass plant, no more than three feet high. Its long strappy leaves cascade to create a fountain effect that is highly prized in garden and container plantings. Festival  is the only basal-branching cordyline on the market today.

 

Festival™ Burgundy cordyline combines the rugged easy-care attributes of its cordyline cousins with an unusual mix of shiny dark color, compact bushy form, short stems and cascading grass-like leaves. In late Spring and Summer, Festival™ Burgundy cordyline also features small, star-shaped blush pink flowers.

 

This easy care plant grows quickly, forming large clumps of stunning foliage. It’s  ideal when planted out on banks, borders or municipal plantings. These low-maintenance plants will perform and provide a stunning show.

 

Key Features of Festival Burgundy

  • Stunning shiny ruby/burgundy foliage adds interesting color
  • Great feature plant
  • Low maintenance and easy care
  • Compact, no stems, grows from base to 3 feet in height
  • For gardens and landscapes plus larger patio pots
  • Grows well in most soil types

Suggested Uses:

Landscaping, Commercial or Home garden

 

Growth Habit:

Clump forming dwarf habit.

 

Flower Size:

Small, blush pink star-shaped flowers that have a jasmine-like fragrance appear in late spring and early summer.

 

Flowering Period:

Late Spring & Summer.

 

Mature Height:

Grows to 3 feet tall, but cascading habit reduces overall height.

 

Mature Width:

Spreading foliage to 3 feet wide, with a basal clump of 18 inches.

 

Spacing:

Plant 24 inches apart.

 

Hardiness:

Will survive moderate frost and is hardy in zones 8 – 11. Tolerates dry heat and can be overwintered indoors as a well-behaved houseplant.

 

Foliage:

Shiny Ruby/Burgundy, long strappy leaves.

 

Pruning/Pinching:

Remove old leaves as required.

 

Temperature:

From  light frost to 90°F

 

Light Needs

Full sun or partial shade.

 

Soil Needs:

Tolerates a range of soils, though will perform best in a well drained soil containing organic matter.

 

Water Needs:

Low to moderate water requirement once established. Water thoroughly when planting during hot weather and continue until established.

 

Fertilizer:

Add controlled release fertilizer in Spring.

 

Disease Tolerance:

No major disease susceptibility.

 

Pest Issues:

No major pest susceptibility.

 

Special Care:

Protect from severe frosts.

 

Parentage:

Cordyline australis, Cordyline pumilio and Cordyline banksii hybrid.