Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
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Imperata 'Red Baron' - Blood Grass

Incredible leaf colour!
  • Stunning bright red leaves in summer, deepening to rich burgundy in autumn.
  • Superb in groups or dotted through gravel gardens or in pots, and a great, vibrant colour contrast with other plants.
  • Tall clusters of silver, fluffy flowers in summer that move beautifully in the breeze.
  • A hardy perennial, coming back bigger and better each year, grow it in a sunny spot for the best colour.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 17 cm pot, ready to plant out, growing to a height of 50 cm (20 in) and spread of 30 cm (1 ft).

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Ornamental grasses are currently enjoying incredible popularity as both seasoned and novice gardeners alike discover the incredible and ever-increasing range of varieties available, and Imperata ĎRed Baroní, better known as Blood Grass, has to be one of the most striking!

Originating in Korea, Japan, China and India, this exotic beauty is one of the smaller grasses, reaching a height of about 50 cm, it is nonetheless stunningly striking. A deciduous grass, in spring itíll begin to produce robust, upright green blades which turn vivid cranberry red in summer before the colour deepens to luxurious burgundy tones in autumn.

Blood Grass will slowly form large clumps and looks amazing when planted en masse, with its dazzling red blades providing contrasts of colour and texture with the surrounding garden plants. Between June and August, clusters of fluffy, silvery flowers appear, adding yet more visual interest. Try it dotted around a gravel or rock garden or in a pot so that you can get up close and admire it.

Growing in full sun will give the best colouring, although it will be fine in partial shade. As a deciduous grass, it will die back in winter and should be cut back to ground level in February, but donít worry, youíll see brand new shoots in March, heralding the arrival of spring and a new season of amazing colour!

Supplied as an established plant in a 17 cm pot, ready to plant out, growing to a height of 50 cm (20 in) and spread of 30 cm (1 ft).

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Supplied as an established plant in a 17cm pot, ready to plant out.

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

These ornamental grasses are deciduous, cut back stems close to ground level from late February through to the end of March before new growth starts.

Care Information

  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds. Incorporate some well-rotted manure to enrich the soil if necessary.
  • When planting a number of perennials, arrange them on the surface so you can see how they will look before planting.
  • Individually knock out each plant from its container. Look at the roots Ė if they are circling around the compost, it is best to tease them out. To do this, push your fingers into the rootball along the bottom edge and pull. Do this in a couple of places. This should encourage the roots to spread into the surrounding soil.
  • Next use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the rootball.
    The aim is to bury just the roots, leaving the bases of the stems (when in growth in summer) or the shoots (in spring) above ground.
  • Firm back around the soil, using your hand for small clumps and your heel on larger areas.
  • Water in well to settle the soil.
  • Clumps can be dug up and divided in autumn or spring to give you more plants.

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Flowering Time
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
50 cm
30 cm
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