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plant type

native and ornamental grasses

water      hardiness

project type

urban and commercial
horticultural production

soil type and drainage

medium - loamy soils
heavy - clay soils
good drainage

Imperata cylindrica 'rubra'

japanese blood grass

Erect perennial grass with crimson to burgundy coloured foliage and fluffy white seed seed heads to 20cm in length.
cultural notesPrefers moist well drained soils in a protected position in part shade.
maintenanceRemove any blades that revert to solid green.
toleratesModerately frost tolerant.
flowering seasonSpring and Summer.
flower colourSilvery white seed heads to 20cm in length.
foliage colourLeaves are green at the base fade into and bright crimson or burgundy at the tips.
widthup to 3m
heightup to 1.5m
plant spacing10cm apart
recommended usesThe striking colour of the foliage makes this species great as an accent plant or in mass plantings, along borders or around water features.

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