imperata cylindrica 'rubra' (japanese blood grass, red baron blood grass)

Size: 1 gallon
  • 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
  • warm season 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 30-50cm 
  • spread 30-40cm 
  • colour non-flowering
  • 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
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • deer resistant
  • low maintenance
  • ground cover
  • rock garden