• Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'
  • Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'
  • Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'

Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'

Japanese Blood Grass
Size: ex 9cm pot

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£5.49

Quick Overview

  • Strikingly-coloured ornamental grass
  • Stunning blood-red foliage
  • Clump-forming
  • Hardy perennial
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Description

One of the most dramatic-looking of all grasses, Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra' has spectacular blood-red foliage that is stunningly beautiful, particularly when it catches the sun or when the sun is behind it. The translucency of the upright leaf-blades gives its red-colouring the intensity of a stained-glass window that is quite simply breathtaking. The lower half of the leaves are a highly-contrasting lime-green and as the growing season progresses the red colour intensifies and slowly creeps down the blades.

The planting combination possibilities with Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra' are nigh-endless and perhaps limited only by the imagination. It looks stunning with other intensely-coloured grasses like Festuca glauca or the grass-like Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' and its leaf-blades are also a perfect foil to contrasting foliage-types.

Clump-forming, it spreads by underground rhizomes, preferring a moist humus rich soil and either full sun or partial shade. Dies down in winter and reappears vigourously in the Spring.

Additional Information

Order Poales
Family Poaceae
Sub-Family Panicoideae
Synonyms Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'
Geographical Origin South-East Asia
Cultivation Sun. Moist organically-rich well-drained humus. Mulch in winter
Eventual Height 60 cm
Eventual Spread Spreading habit
Hardiness Hardy perennial. Dormant in the winter

Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'

Japanese Blood Grass
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: Sold Out

£5.49
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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