This is an improved selection that spreads by underground runners. Leaves of 'Rubra' emerge green in spring and redden as the weather warms. The species, Imperata cylindrica, should not be grown: it is considered one of the world's worst weeds and is highly invasive. Canopy coverage: 1 square foot.
Water Requirement: moderate
Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun
Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 0F
Growth Rate: moderate
Height: 2 feet high
Width: 1 feet wide
Foliage Color: green, red