Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'
Also called Red Baron Blood Grass
Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra' - Japanese Blood Grass - Photo courtesy of Sean James Consulting & Design
More About Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'
- AKA Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'
- Grass forms a loose clump of upright leaves with green bases and red ends
- More and more red appears as the season progresses, especially in full sun
- Seldom produces flowers
- Grass Type: Warm Season
Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.
Japanese Blood Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips
Any pure green blades should be removed with the root section, to preserve the plant. This plant spreads slowly by rhizomes. Prune late winter to early spring to make room for new growth.
Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average