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