IMPERATA CYLINDRICA ‘RED BARON’

Japanese Blood Grass
Plant Type

Grass-like

Evergreen-Deciduous

Semi-Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

1′ x 2′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Cream

Bloom Time

Fall

Special Features

Coastal Conditions

Container Sizes

#1

Natural Growth Habit

Upright, Clumping

Sunset Garden Zones

2B-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

6A-9B

Forms an upright clump 1 foot tall 2 foot wide. In spring new leaves emerge bright green at the base tip turns to red intensifies in summer and fall with over half the leaf changing. Turns straw colored in winter. Best if cut to ground each year. Can withstand temperatures to 10* F hardy to zone 2. Needs heat to thrive and bloom well. Give regular water.

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