Japanese Blood Grass

Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'

An elegantly clumping ornamental grass that adds texture and visual interest to the landscape. In spring, new growth emerges medium green at the base and is tipped with a scarlet red that creeps down and intensifies with maturity; by fall, the top half of each leaf is brilliant red. Spreading slowly through underground runners, this species can become invasive if left unmonitored, and is best kept in patio containers or tubs.

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Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'
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