Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'

Young leaves emerge green with red tips.

Common Name: Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron', Red Baron Blood Grass, Japanese Blood Grass

A medium, winter dormant, perennial grass. Narrow, mid green leaves, rise vertically from a slowly spreading root stock. The end portion of each leaf is painted a deep blood red. As the summer progresses the red intensifies until the top half (or more) of each leaf is a stunning, deep red. It rarely (if ever) flowers. Best results if you cut it off to the ground every winter after it turns brown. Growth Rate slow.

  • Plant Type: Shade & Flowering treePerennial / Ornamental Grass
  • Plant Hardiness Zone: 5a-9b
  • Height: 12' - 18'
  • width: 4' - 2'
  • Soil Needs: Average, Well-Drained, Rich
  • Water Needs: Even Moisture - Regular
  • Sun Exposure: Sun - Mostly Shade
  • Foliage Color: Variegated, Red, Green
  • Foliage Season: Deciduous
  • Flower Season: Summer, Fall

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