Japanese blood grass

stunning lime-green spiky leaves that turn burgundy to blood-red on the tips


Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’
aka Cogon grass ‘Rubra’, Imperata cylindrica ‘Red Baron’,
  • evergreen perennial
  • clump forming ornamental grass
  • spiky lime green foliage
  • tipped red to burgundy
  • silvery flower panicles
  • late summer.

H 0.4m
S 0.4m

full sun
part sun

moist well-drained


Notes: Purchased September 2021 Matlock garden centre sale

Info: Can be thuggish, so best planted in a container. Needs winter shelter in very cold temperatures