Tall, dark, handsome! Deep purple strappy leaves make for a dramatic accent plant. It's tough and hardy despite its good looks. Striking against silver leafed foliage or as an eyecatching mass planting. To 2m.
DESCRIPTION: Elegant dark purplish-black leaves, as with most Cordyline australis varieties it has thin strappy leaves and is more hardy and robust in cooler climates and under tough conditions. USES: Stately and architecturally pleasing this cordyline is perfect for the accent garden. As a contrasting plant for a bold statement in the garden or massed together for a splash of colour. PLANTING: Cordylines are surprisingly hardy and worth a go in most protected areas but will prefer full sun to part shade. Plant in a well drained soil, mulch and fertilise when planting. Surprisingly tolerant of dry conditions but growth is restricted under these conditions. CARE: Remove dead foliage and cut back in spring if plants become tall. Cutting all foliage off is fine as the plant will regrow from the stem. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 2m H x 1.2m W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm including the pot height of 80mm high and 42 mm wide.