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Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass

Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'

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Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass (Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron') at Platt Hill Nursery

Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass foliage

Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass (Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron') at Platt Hill Nursery

Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass foliage

Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass (Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron') at Platt Hill Nursery

Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass

Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  18 inches

Spread:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Cogon Grass, Japanese Imperial Grass

Ornamental Features

Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass' attractive grassy leaves are white in color. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous dark red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The dark red stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass is an herbaceous perennial grass with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a canvas of foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Bark 
Ornamental Features

This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your nearest Platt Hill Nursery store for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit us to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.



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