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Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' | Japanese Blood Grass 10-20cm - 3lt

Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' | Japanese Blood Grass 10-20cm - 3lt

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Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron', also known as Japanese Blood Grass, is a striking ornamental grass that is often used to add color and texture to outdoor garden spaces. This grass is native to Southeast Asia, but has become increasingly popular in gardens around the world due to its vibrant, blood-red foliage.

The leaves of 'Red Baron' are long, slender and sharply pointed, and can grow up to 18 inches tall. The blades are a brilliant, almost luminous red that intensifies as the season progresses. As spring turns into summer, the foliage of 'Red Baron' deepens in color, becoming a rich, burgundy red that is especially intense in full sun. The leaves grow straight up from the base forming a clump of fiery foliage that is guaranteed to make a bold statement in any garden space.

In addition to its fiery color, Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' is also a very hardy and easily maintained plant. It prefers well-drained soil and full sun, but it can tolerate a range of soil types and light conditions. It is also drought-tolerant, although regular watering will help to maintain the plant's vivid color. The plant can reach a height of up to 3 feet tall with a spread of 18 inches, and should be planted with plenty of room to grow and spread.

Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' makes for an excellent addition to rock gardens and borders, and can add a splash of vibrant color to any garden space. This plant also pairs well with other ornamental grasses like muhly grass or fountain grass. Whether planted alongside other colorful foliage or used as a striking contrast to more muted plantings, 'Red Baron' is sure to add a dash of drama to any garden. It is a must-have for any gardener who wants to add a touch of fiery flair to their outdoor space.
  • Family


  • Type

    Deciduous Grass

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    Burgundy, fluffy, feathery, striking foliage

  • Maturation period

    1-2 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

0.5 meters.

Mature Width

1 meter.

Shape / habit

Preferred Location


Full sun Full Sun Prefered

Soil Type

Well-draining, fertile, loamy soil

Soil moisture

Growing Period






No Fruit

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