Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'

Japanese blood grass

Herbaceous Grass / Grass-Like, Perennial

Japanese blood grass is a vigorous colonizing grass so site it carefully as it will overwhelm other plants. Used carefully, and in a well-thought out location, it can make a very dramatic and easy-care groundcover.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Water Needs: Regular / Even


Size: 12 - 18 tall x 12 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Upright
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Fall Color

Foliage Color: Red

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Edging, Erosion Control, Groundcover, Mixed Border
Special Situations: Deer Resistant
Wildlife: Butterflies, Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Plant Behavior: Aggressive / Crowds Neighbors, Potentially Invasive

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium, high

Plant Combos