Sunday, April 4, 2010

Whoa...who knew??!!

So, I've been using this Cordyline x 'Jurred' (Festival Grass™ ) for container work and decided to overwinter them in our conservatory at UW Botanic Gardens. A few days ago, I was noticing an unusual scent filling the air and wouldn't you know, this plant actually decided to flower and it has a interesting fragrance that reminds me of an orchid species I've encountered before!

Cordyline Festival Grass blooming Cordyline Festival Grass flower detail

It's quite a pretty site to see it flower and it's quite elegant used in seasonal plantings.


  1. We had these in our containers last year in the Chicagoland region and they looked great up until about -10 degrees. Excellent plant. And the flowers are great too!