Grass, Red Baron Japanese Blood


Description: Native to Japan. Forms upright clump 1-2 ft. tall, 1 ft.wide. In spring, leaves emerge medium green at base, red at tip; red color extends along leaf and intensifies in summer and fall. Top half or more of each leaf may be brilliant red. Striking in borders, especially where sun can shine through blades. Rarely (if ever) flowers

Common Name: Red Baron Japanese BloodGrass

Scientific Name: Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'

Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass

Exposure: Full Sun

Size: 12-18' height, 12-18' spread

Foliage Color: Bright green with intense red tips. Reddens as season progresses.

Landscape Use: Mass Plantings, Container

Soil: Well-Drained, Moist

Zone: 5 - 10

Growth Rate: Moderate

Companion Plants: Daylily, Hibiscus


*Deer Resistant

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