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Cultural Details for Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'

Common Name:
Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass

Growth Rate:
Slowly spreading by rhizomes

Average Mature Height:
Leaves to 20"

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:

Fruit Details:

Fall Color:
Color fades with hard frost

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
Japan

Other Features:
Strong color accent, can be dramatic in sweeps and masses

Culture and Care:
Best in moist, fertile soil in full sun. Drought tolerant once established. Propagate by division and transplant in spring. Hardy to zone 6

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 199

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu