Thursday, June 7, 2012

Propagating Cordelines among the green and white foliage


I love the splash of color that the Cordelines and hibiscus flowers give to the variegated green and white foliage in my front garden. 




So I decided to insert a few more along the length.   Cordeline are so easy to propagate -  cut off a branch and stick it in the ground, and it will grow.  Out in the sun the colour becomes very vibrant.




21 comments:

  1. Lovely. I like them in rows too. The local Polynesian community tend to plant them in rows along the path that lead up to the front door - in ancient times it used to be a sign of royalty to plant this way; now most do it.

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    1. well this is almost a path to the front door... let me just put my crown on again :)

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  2. I didn't realize cordylines were so easy to propagate. I love them, Phormiums too, but they aren't hardy here. I have one growing in a pot that I bring in every winter.

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    1. I see phormiums are also called flax lilies - I find them a bit slow growing, but have divided them.

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  3. The effect is stunning, I spent a lot of time today weeding my garden and checking on my vegetables.
    I think being outside is good for the soul....

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  4. The color combination really is quite lovely. Over winter break I saw a Muslim cemetery in Malaysia that was adorned throughout with alternating rows of purple-pink cordylines, variegated hibiscus, and white-flowered plumeria. The effect was really stunning.

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    1. Oh that sounds almost the same, except for the plumeria.

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  5. Cordylines were my first foray into gardening...way back in my mid-20's. I propagated them like mad! They were one of the few successes of those early gardening days. The last few years, though, I've discovered that I now live in a more cold-tender pocket of Florida than I once did. : ( I'm just happy to have them survive winter - forget propagation. This past year, though, we had a great winter, and I've been thinkin' of taking cuttings, especially of a couple of hard-to-find specimens that I have.

    Yours look so pretty in the hibiscus hedge. Great combination! : )

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    1. Oh I remember some of your cordelines - you do have a great selection. We must be just a tad bit warmer than you as ours seem to thrive in the winter.

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  6. OH WOW!!! what a stunning combination. I love it. :0)

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    1. Thank you, I like it when ideas come together like that.

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    1. thanks - it has been a bit of trial and error in that bed. It really get quite hot morning sun.

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  8. I love the green, white and pink foliage with the bonus hibiscus flower. Just lovely.

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    1. that is one of my favourite plants, and I grew it from a tiny slip.

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  9. Looking fabulous. Isn't it wonderful how easy they are to propagate. I just starting this last year with a few bits and they all took. I find it easier to get them going if I stick them in the ground during our wet season down here though. The long dry really doesn't help the new bits to strike. Yours just look so very good in amongst those variegated Hibiscus.

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    1. Bernie,
      I guess we don't get quite as dry as you do - I never water that bed and it does just fine. I sometimes feel I over use them as I stick a branch into any empty spot I find!

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  10. I'm sure I've expressed this to you before...
    you grow flowers that I can only dream of seeing some day. Such beautiful colors!

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    1. I feel the same about your garden - all your lovely roses! - isn't it wonderful to visit other garden through the internet?

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  11. I really like the mix-match colour like yours.
    Its a pity that the hibiscus doesn't seemed to do well in my garden. If not I would just copy this idea of putting both of them together.
    Again - Im really running out of space - and so I really have to decide if I want to sacrifice any existing plant to replace them in my small space.

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