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Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'

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Walters Gardens

Common Name

Japanese Blood Grass



Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'

About This Plant

This species spreads by underground rhizomes, but in a slow fashion. 'Red Baron' can revert back to the species and then can become invasive.  'Red Baron' shows some shade of red on its leaves all season long.  Any plant that reverts to green should be removed and destroyed.


  • Width: 24 inches
  • Height: 18 inches
  • Zone: zone 5
  • Light Conditions: full sun

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