Imperata cylindrica – Japanese Blood Grass


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Striking Red Ornamental Grass

  • LOOK: The Imperata cylindrica is a deciduous grass with linear green leaves highlighted with deep red. It also produces clusters of silvery flowers in late summer.
  • POSITION: This plant is happy planted in exposed or sheltered areas within South, West or East facing gardens. It's very low maintenance, and is ideal for flower beds, borders and planters.
  • SOIL: This grass likes to be planted in moist but well drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
  • CARE: Prune dead foliage and old flower stems in the Spring.

  • Eventual Height

    0.1–0.5 metres

  • Pot Size

    9 cm

  • Season of Interest


  • Light Required

    For the light condition you can give them proper 5-6 hours of sunlight but don’t give more as they grow faster. In Sunlight they grow very well and give bright foliage. They can even tolerate shade areas but give them at least some light to grow.

  • Watering

    These grass(Imperata cylindrica) loves to be in Moist soil and they grow fabulously when you regularly supply water to them but remember they don’t like to be in Drought situation So water whenever necessary. Also take care of one thing don’t over watering as that will lead to leaves getting brownish color and then fade.

  • Best Growing Conditions

    Cut down to the ground in February. In cold areas, protect the roots by mulching with straw or well-rotted compost. If you are growing it in a container, keep it well watered. To Grow this Grass Prepare well drained soil and Moist it first because these grass likes to be in Moist Soil most of their time & Love to grow in a partial shade area. These plants grow very well so you need to plant this grass at least 3-40 centimeter apart from the sidewalk or walking area. It also grows beautifully near ponds as they get water regularly from soil near ponds.

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