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Products > Cordyline Festival Grass™ ['Jurred']
Cordyline Festival Grass™ ['Jurred'] - Festival Cordyline

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass-like
Family: Dracaenaceae (~Agaveaceae)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Light Lavender
Bloomtime: Summer
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: Cordyline 'Red Fountain'
Parentage: (Cordyline australis x C. banksii x C. pumilo)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20° F
Cordyline Festival Grass™ ['Jurred'] - (Red Fountain Cordyline) - This small Cordyline has vivid burgundy-red leaves atop a slowly developing 2 to 3 foot tall by 1 1/2 inch wide stem. The 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide leaves are 2-3 feet long and emerge upright but become somewhat lax with age, arching over so the tips reach the ground. In summer appear the tiny pale lilac flowers, with a jasmine-like fragrance, held above the foliage on branched stems. Plant in full sun (along coast) to deep shade and water regularly. Plants in shade are a darker more purple color while sun-grown plants have more red. This hybrid should prove hardy to around 20° F. Cordyline 'Jurred' was developed by Felix M. Jury and Mark C. Jury, in Taranaki, New Zealand. It is of hybrid origin with the seed parent thought to be a hybrid itself between Cordyline banksii and Cordyline australis 'Purple Tower' and the pollen parent being Cordyline pumilo. It was originally released in New Zealand in 1996 as Cordyline 'Red Fountain' but received US Plant Patent 14,224 in October 2003 using the name Cordyline 'Jurred' and is marketed in the US as Festival Grass, a trademarked name owned by Anthony Tesselaar Plants Pty Ltd. The plant patent on this variety has since expired. San Marcos Growers began growing this plant in 2005 - our plants are grown on from plants purchased from Monrovia Nursery, who is licensed to grow this plant. 

This information about Cordyline Festival Grass™ ['Jurred'] displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.