Cordyline (Spikes) kor-di-LY-nee
This tall, vertical accent foliage plant is so attractive and useful. In mixed landscape plantings (with low-growing and floppy flowering plants) it offers great contrast; its needle-like spikes cascading down above the brightly-colored blooms. Spikes reach 3 to 6 feet tall. It grows like a weed and is as tough as nails, ready to handle benign neglect with grace and ease. Add a little vertical color and fountain-like texture to your large container plantings with this carefree gem.