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IMPERATA cylindrica 'Red Baron'
Japanese Blood Grass, Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass
Japanese blood grass is an upright, clump-forming grass with green new growth that darkens to brilliant red from the leaf tip downward and turns straw-colored in dormancy. Though reported to rarely bloom, silver-white seed heads could be and sometimes are produced in the late summer. This plant's striking foliage makes it useful as an accent plant or as a backdrop for other plants, mixing well with blues and yellows. It is an easy-care plant, even tolerating heavy clay soils. Japanese blood grass is not considered to be invasive but some studies say it could revert back to its parent plant(which is invasive and doesn't have the red coloration)so it should be monitored. For more information about the invasiveness of Japanese blood grass see http://www.cogongrass.org/impcyl01.pdf
9 - 3
5 - 9
2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Red, Green, Sienna
Bedding Plant, Container, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower
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