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Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'

Also called Red Baron Blood Grass


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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

Interesting Notes:

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.

 

Zone:

5

Height:

30-50 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Non-flowering
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading
Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green
Red

Landscape uses

Border/edging

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