Festival™ Lime Cordyline

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

Festival Lime CU_2852LRThis 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 Lime

  • Glossy cascading lime green foliage adds interesting architecture to the garden
  • 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:

Glossy lime green, 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, however can take temperatures down to 10 deg F where it will burn off all the foliage, but so long as the soil is not continually frozen, will come back with new foliage in the spring.

 

Parentage:

Cordyline australis x Cordyline pumilio x Cordyline banksii hybrid.

 

Varietal/Cultivar Name:

CorJur08