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Grass (Imperata Cylindrica 'Red Baron')

Genus: Imperata.

Species: Imperata cylindrica.

2 Sep. 2010. Jardiland, Bergerac. 4.26 euros

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.

Garden care: Cut down to the ground in February. In cold areas, protect the roots by mulching with straw or well-rotted compost.

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