JAPANESE BLOOD GRASS

FAMILY: Poaceae | GENUS: IMPERATA cylindrica ‘Rubra’ (‘Red Baron’)

TYPE
  • Perennials
  • Ornamental Grasses
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • US (Upper South) / Zone 6
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8
  • CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9

Plant Details

Elegant clumps of bright red, nearly vertical grass blades give this Japanese native grass both textural and visual punch. Erect stem forms a clump 12 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide. Striking in borders, especially where sun can shine through blades. Completely dormant in winter. Spreads slowly by underground runners. Rarely, if ever, flowers. Good for textural contrasts; mixes well with peren- nials that have yellow-green or blue-green foliage. Best in rich, well-drained soil. Waste no time in removing and destroying any reversions to the plain green- leafed form called cogon grass, which is extremely invasive and has spread throughout Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi.

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