Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’
Plant name: Japanese blood grass
Plant type: native and ornamental grasses
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.