Japanese blood grass

Imperata cylindrica and cvs.

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Japanese blood grass (Imperata cylindrica and cvs.)
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Genus:  Imperata
This small ornamental grass is grown for its smooth, red-flushed leaves. Blooms are tan.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Spreads widely by wind-dispersed seeds. Extremely invasive.
Care:  Grow in moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation:  By division in the spring.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Pace
Invasive/Aggressive Grower
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Fall
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Style
Rock Garden
Type
Grasses

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