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Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'
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Plant Type: Grasses

An unusual and dramatic grass, slowly forming a low clump. Leaves are green at the base, with red tips that become more intense over the summer and fall until they appear to glow. Effective as an edging, in the rock garden, and especially when mass planted. Although this prefers moist soil, plants require good drainage, especially in winter. Remove any all-green shoots if they appear. Clumps may be easily divided in the spring. Seldom flowers.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

Foliage Color

red, variegated

Plant Spread

12-18"

Good Companions

Plant Height

18-20"

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

5-9

Soil Moisture

average and consistent water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

drought resistant/deer resistant

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance

Exposure

full sun

Growth Rate

medium

Seasonal Interests

summer/fall/winter