Scientific Name: Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'
Common Name: Japanese blood grass
Family Name: Poaceae
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial, Poales (grass-like)
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Fall interest, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Specimen plant, Summer interest, Wetland - bogs, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Basal, Soft flexible, Parallel venation, Linear, Serrulate
Flowers: Spikelet, White, Silver, Jul-Aug
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Stiffly upright, green leaves with blood-red tips.