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Imperata cylindrica ' rubra'

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Plant name: Imperata cylindrica ' rubra' 

Other names: Blood grass

Category: Perennial

Plant family: Grasses 

Light preference: Full sun 

Soil preference: Chalk,Loam,Sand; Acid,Alkaline,Neutral. well drained 

Flowering/ fruiting month: June-August


  • 20-40 cm height
  • 10-30  cm spread

DescriptionBlood-red spikes that fade to bright green at the base and become transluscent with age make this grass a spectacular addition to the perennial border. It takes a while to strut its stuff, but in late summer, it shines like a jewel. Imperata cylindrica is particularly effective planted with other grasses, or shown off in a container.

Care: Cut down to the ground in February. In cold areas, protect the roots by mulching with straw or well-rotted compost. If you are growing it in a container, keep it well watered.

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