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Imperata cylindrica Red Baron (Japanese Blood Grass )

Dense clumps of tall, upright bright green blades that turn fiery burgundy in summer, then deepen in colour in fall, then goes dormant in winter. Among the foliage are panicles of silvery-white spikelets. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Attracts butterflies


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture