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Design-A-Line™ Cordyline

Southern Living Plants

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  • Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 8 - 11
  • Use As A Filler In Containers

Elevate the look of your landscape by introducing Cordyline pumilio x banksia or Design-A-Line™ Cordyline. This ornamental grass boasts long blades of burgundy-red foliage that will add drama and color to your yard. The center leaves grow upright, and the outer leaves gently arch outward, creating a spray of colorful foliage. The foliage truly is a showstopper, but tiny white blooms emerge during the summer and provide a sharp contrast against the deep red leaves.

The low-maintenance Cordyline makes a stunning addition to borders, mixed garden beds, mass plantings, and containers. The plant has a rounded, clumping appearance, and it's an evergreen, so it will provide year-round color and help brighten up a winter landscape. The Design-A-Line™ Cordyline is disease-resistant for peace of mind, and it’s also deer-resistant so that it can thrive despite nuisance deer. This plant is a perennial in USDA zones 8 through 11.

Design-A-Line™ Cordyline Plant Care

Newly planted Cordyline will need water when the top several inches of the soil dry out, generally a couple of times a week. Once established, this plant will not require water regularly, but keep an eye on the plant and the weather and water during an extended dry spell. Place the plant in an area that receives part sun to part shade. Use rich, well-draining soil with a pH of 6.0 - 6.5.

Feed the plant using a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to promote healthy, lush foliage during the early spring. Pruning is unnecessary, but trim back any damaged growth in the spring.

Design-A-Line™ Cordyline Plant Spacing

This dwarf variety should reach 3 feet tall by 3 feet wide once mature. Space the plants as close as 1.5 feet apart to create the appearance of a large cluster planting or a border. Spread the plants at least 3 feet apart to display their natural look.

Design-A-Line™ Cordyline Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 11
Plant Type: Ornamental Grasses
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Partial Sun (3 - 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 Feet
Spacing: 1.5 Feet
Habit: Clumping, Dwarf, Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Red
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: 4 Season Interest
Watering: Consistent
Resists: Deer, Disease
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand: Southern Living Plants
Common Name: Design-A-Line™ Cordyline
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Cordyline pumilio x banksia ‘Roma06’ PP24764

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations