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Scientific Name: Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'
Pronunciation: im-pur-AY-tuh sill-IN-drih-kuh
Common Name: Japanese blood grass
Family Name: Poaceae
Plant Type: Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial, Poales (grass-like)
Key ID Features: Stiffly upright, green leaves with blood-red tips.
Course(s): HORT 2355, Level 2 Apprenticeship

Habit: Stiffly upright, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate, Wetlands
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Fall interest, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Specimen plant, Summer interest, Wetland - bogs, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
Japanese blood grass
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Grass-like
Arrangement: Alternate, Basal
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation, Soft flexible
Colour in Fall: Green, Dark-red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Serrulate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Panicle-like, Spikelet
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Silver
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug

Fruit Type: Grain (caryopsis)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Division - above ground parts, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant
(PDE) PonD East
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