Menu Close

Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’

Plant name: Japanese blood grass

Plant type: native and ornamental grasses

Plant pdf: Download the product detail sheet

Origin: JAPAN

Cultural notes: Prefers moist well drained soils in a protected position in part shade.

Maintenance: Remove any blades that revert to solid green.

Tolerates: Moderately frost tolerant.

Flowering season: Spring and Summer.

Flower colour: Silvery white seed heads to 20cm in length.

Foliage colour: Leaves are green at the base fade into and bright crimson or burgundy at the tips.

Width: up to 3m

Height: up to 1.5m

Plant spacing: 10cm apart

Recommended uses: The striking colour of the foliage makes this species great as an accent plant or in mass plantings, along borders or around water features.

Description: Erect perennial grass with crimson to burgundy coloured foliage and fluffy white seed seed heads to 20cm in length.