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Imperata Cylindrica


Imperata Cylindrica (Imperata Cylindrica)

21 July 2014



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That looks amazing, very colorful. I'm adding it to my shopping list.

13 Aug, 2014

 

Bathgate - make sure it goes in a sunny spot with some moisture. In shade, it won't colour up.

13 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you both for your comment.

13 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you both. I really appreciate your tip.

13 Aug, 2014

 

It was a wee thing when I bought it but it's spreading slowly but surely. It's got very unique and noticeable colourrings. Love it ♪ I'm sure you'll love it too Bathgate :p

14 Aug, 2014

 

I'm already loving it. Can't wait to see it in my garden. How high does it grow? Do you need to trim it down?

14 Aug, 2014

 

My reference book says about a foot and a half; mine gets up to two and a half feet, so anything between those two I guess. The top growth gets killed off during the winter, so cut it to the ground in early spring, and it will grow again. I've had mine for nearly 20 years now. As Tommy says, you will suddenly notice you had more than you started with after a few years. You can then dig it up in the early spring and divide it.

14 Aug, 2014

 

Mine is about 2 feet.

Andrewr, you've had yours for almost 2 decades?! That's a long time! It must be a huge clump.

14 Aug, 2014

 

It was until I split it up a couple of years ago Tommy.

14 Aug, 2014

 

I hope mine grows so well,Tommy..It was given as a gift a couple of years ago.,so still quite small in comparison..I notice most photo's show it growing in Gravel..mine is in a sunny sheltered border,well drained..would it be better to replant it in my gravel area? It seems to be thriving well in it's present position..

17 Aug, 2014

 

Bloomer - if it's growing well, why move it?

17 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks Andrew..I do like it where it is..:o)

18 Aug, 2014

 

Bloomer:

I bought mine 4 years ago and it was very small. Yours is only a couple of years old then it's too early to think about moving it (in my humble opinion). I haven't moved/split mine just yet, although I put pebbles around it. Please take a look at my photos of this grass taken 4 years ago and 3 years ago if you're interested;

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/177333-imperata-cylindrica/member/tommymoo

http://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/227398-imperata-cylindrica-red-baron/member/tommymoo

18 Aug, 2014

 

Thanks for all the great advice. Very helpful. You guys really know your business!

18 Aug, 2014

 

I have lost this grass a couple of times Tommy....I grow it in pots now...perhaps my drainage wasnt good enough?

18 Aug, 2014

 

Hi Moti,

So sorry to hear that... :-(

I'm not a perfect person to tell you why you've lost this grass because I don't know much about this grass. I've had mine for only 4 years :o)

But one problem I had is slugs. I sometimes found tiny-tiny slugs, about 1 - 2 mm, eating the grass. Slugs are terrible, big or small.

20 Aug, 2014

 

Very pretty Tomoe.

20 Aug, 2014

 

Thank you Alan ♪
It's definitely one of my favourite grasses ♬

20 Aug, 2014

 

Lovely!
Motinot - the danger of growing this in a border is that it disappears in winter, so could easily be dug up. Most of us grow it in gravel for that reason :)

25 Aug, 2014

 

It's only a small plant you are likely to lose. Once you have a reasonable clump of this, I don't think you are likely to dig it up by accident as the roots are quite dense.

25 Aug, 2014

 

Maybe I should say they're easy to forget in a border because they vanish from sight?!

25 Aug, 2014



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