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Imperata Cylindrica 'Rubra' (Blood Grass (Syn. Red Baron))


Imperata Cylindrica 'Rubra' (Blood Grass (Syn. Red Baron))

Mid-green leaves turn blood red


Blood-red spikes that fade to bright green at the base and become transluscent with age make this grass a spectacular addition to the perennial border. It takes a while to strut its stuff, but in late summer, it shines like a jewel before it dies back. Imperata cylindrica is particularly effective planted with other grasses, or shown off in a container.


  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: well-drained soil Rate of growth: slow-average
  • Rate of growth: slow-average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter prote ction in cold areas)
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