Japanese Blood Grass - Imperata cylindrica rubra
A popular landscaping grass with attractive foliage that is red tinged Japanese Blood Grass with its new red tipped shoots amongst the older foliage is used widely as an ornamental grass. Excellent color in autumn. Requiring little care other than removal of overly green sections
Growing conditions and care
Frost can be a problem, however Japanese blood grass will quickly recover. Use a liquid seaweed fertilizer, or an all purpose slow release fertilizer applied in spring. Excellent as a feature in the garden, mass planted for landscaping or grown in pots or containers. Will reach around 50cm and prefers full sun with a humus rich moist but well drained soil.
Japanese blood grass (Imperata cylindrica 'rubra') is a wonderful red grass excellent for landscaping but also attractive when grown it pots of containers. It does have a tendency to creep and spread, so maybe consider a root barrier if planting in the garden.
Japanese Blood Grass is available for sale from the following nurseries
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
Phone: 1300 606 242 Fax: 1300 696 454
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