Cordyline Festival series

Stunning and compact, there’s a lot to love about these Festival™ cordylines. They don’t form a stem but instead branch from the base like a grassy clump. They’re well behaved, growing to the ideal height of a metre (3ft). The strappy foliage is gorgeous and cascading, topped in spring by a cloud of star-like, jasmine-scented flowers. Once established this is a super-easy-care plant for almost any situation.

FLOWERS & FOLIAGE FLOWERS & FOLIAGE

Festival cordylines are foliage superheros. The strappy linear leaves are just the right width and cascade at just the right angle. They’re glossy and reflect light then come late spring and early summer, they’re topped by pale pink, softly-scented flowers.

PLANTING TIPS PLANTING TIPS

Festival cordylines will cope in poor soils though they’ll thrive in those that are well-drained and organically rich. They’ll also be happy to grow in full sun through to part shade. Set them quite low into the soil when planting.

WAYS TO USE THEM WAYS TO USE THEM

How haven’t these wonderful landscape plants been used? They feature in raised planters and garden beds. You’ll see them massed along sweeping driveways. Dotted through perennial borders for accent moments. Bordering the front path to direct foot-traffic and dress up the arrival moment.

SHAPE & SIZE SHAPE & SIZE

Once established, Festival cordylines will have formed a tidy but impressive clump a metre wide as well as tall. When planting en masse and your aim is to cover the soil, space them at 60 cm intervals.

FOOD & WATER FOOD & WATER

Once your Festival cordyline is established it will have only a low to moderate water needs. To make sure it has a stress-free settling in period, be sure to water thoroughly during hot weather and continue until established. In spring, add a handful of controlled release fertiliser around the base of the plant.

PESTS & DISEASE PESTS & DISEASE

Thanks to its impeccable New Zealand breeding, this cordyline suffers from no major diseases or pest issues.

Festival Burgundy

Festival Raspberry

Festival Lime

Landscaper tips

• Make the most of Festival cordyline’s cascading growth habit by using it to cover a steep bank or raised planter bed
• Use the colour variations to create blocks, stripes and wedges in large areas of massed planting
• Plant into the leading edge of balcony planter barriers for a hanging gardens effect on building facades
• Include in large containers to add a punch of colour and texture
• Consider Festival cordyline as a solution when planting into shadier pockets where some impact is needed

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