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Imperata Cylindrica 'Rubra'

Genus: Imperata.

Species: Imperata cylindrica.

Also known as 'Red Baron', or Japanese blood grass.

Likes humus-rich soil.
If you are growing it in a container, keep it well watered especially over summer if it's in full sun, but it does need good drainage over winter. Keeping it on the dry side over winter will help it withstand lower temperatures.
In cold areas, protect the roots by mulching with straw or well-rotted compost. Cut down to the ground in February.
Divide April to June.

Eventual Height: 0.4m
Eventual Spread: 0.3m
Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection in cold areas)

Photos of this plant

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