Also known as ‘Rubra’, Imperata cylindrica ‘Red Baron’, Japanese Blood Grass bears brilliant red spikes that fade to bright green at the base and become translucent with age. It’s perfect for growing in a mixed border, among other grasses or bold-coloured flowers. It’s also suitable for growing in a container. Plant in groups of three or five for the most dramatic effect.
Height and spread: Height 40cm, Spread: 30cm
Common name: Japanese Blood Grass
Position in the garden: Full sun to part shade
Soil type: Well drained, rich, moisture - retentive soil
Flowering period: June to August