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Products > Cordyline 'Zumba' PP27,515
Cordyline 'Zumba' PP27,515 - Zumba Dance Series 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
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Cream
Bloomtime: Summer
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [C. 'Burgundy']
Parentage: (C. australis x C. banksii)
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Cordyline 'Zumba' PP27,515 (Zumba Dance Series Cordyline) - A very showy Cordyline with multiple upright stems holding glossy bright pink narrow arching leaves that have dark cherry red margins. With time a main trunk up to 5 feet tall can form and in summer appear small cream flowers in a branching inflorescence. Plant in full sun (along coast) to shade in a well-drained soil and water regularly to occasionally. Hardy to 20 F. Suckers from the base so larger stems can be cut back to maintain a lower growing plant reminiscent to a New Zealand Flax (Phormium sp.). Cordyline 'Zumba' was bred by Peter Fraser in Kihikihi on the North Island of New Zealand in 2006 and is the result of crossing the smaller suckering red Cordyline 'Red Fountain', itself a hybrid between Cordyline banksii and C. pumillo, with the taller yellow variegated Cordyline australis 'Albertii'. It is part of the Dancing Series of Cordyline which includes 'Jive' and 'Cha Cha', which we have grown and also 'Can Can', 'Pasa Dobla', 'Polka', 'Salsa' and 'Samba' and it received US Plant Patent PP27,515 on December 27, 2016. This plant reverted back to a solid red form, which we renamed 'Abmuz' (Zumba backwards!) and we discontinued production of the original plant. 

This information about Cordyline 'Zumba' PP27,515 displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.