ornamental grass

Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra' | Japanese Blood Grass

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