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Japanese blood grass

Imperata cylindrica and cvs.

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This small ornamental grass is grown for its smooth, red-flushed leaves. Blooms are tan.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsSpreads widely by wind-dispersed seeds. Extremely invasive.

CareGrow in moist but well-drained soil.

PropagationBy division in the spring.

ProblemsThis plant is considered highly invasive in the United States and should only be planted with great caution by an experienced gardener. Best avoided if possible.

  • Genus : Imperata
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Uses : Containers
  • Bloom Time : Fall
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Plant Type : Grasses
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage

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