Last year I confessed to purchasing a tree I had no place for, simply because it was priced well and going unloved at the Home Depot, I rescued it! Although trapped in a container I’m not sure it feels the same.
Earlier this spring I fell for a common Yucca, after briefly thinking I had stumbled upon a display of Agaves. This time around it was color that grabbed me as I walked by, just look…
Well, that picture doesn’t really relate to what I’m seeing, nor does the name “cherry sensation™.” Because I’m silly this way I pull out the iPad and do a little research. Everything I find for Cordyline austalis “cherry sensation™”points to bright reddish pink leaves, like on the tag. I can’t find a single photo that looks like the plants in front of me.
The problem is I want the plant I’m seeing!
Did I buy it? No. At $9.95, only hardy to 20 degrees and most likely to lose exactly the qualities which drew me to it in the first place I walked away. Damn, it was fun while it lasted.