Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'
Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'

Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'

Japanese Blood Grass

Poaceae

Height

30 - 60 cm

Flower colour

cream

Inflorence type

spike

Flowering time

late summer

Foliage colour

green with red tips

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, moist

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

tender

Plant range

garden variety, the species is native to S-Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia

Imperata is a small genus of around 10 species native to tropical and sub-tropical regions. Their flowers are silkhaired spikes, hence the common name, satintails. At least one species is a popular ornamental grass in warmer regions of the world.

Propagation:


Division in spring or fall. 

A popular ornamental grass in neighbouring countries, but needs more summer heat than Iceland can offer. It could possibly grow in a sunroom or a warm greenhouse. The tips of the leaves turn red in late summer, advancing to dark burgundy in fall.

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