Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' /Japanese Blood Grass

Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'  / Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'
Blood grass just before it turns solid red color
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Blood grass just before it turns solid red color

Foliage of red and green leaves

Ground cover of the blood grass

Ground cover as it begins to turn red in late autumn

Clumps of blood grass

Typical color in late autumn

Striking autumn color

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Scientific Name: Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'
Common Name: Japanese Blood Grass
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Slow to establish and may become invasive. Does not produce good red color in zones 9, 10, and 11 probably because of the year round warm temperatures. Can be used as a ground cover and effectively in pots.