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SUNNY BORDER PERENNIAL COLLECTION

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Imperata koenigii ‘Red Baron’   

The most recognized of the Imperata varieties, with 1-2’ blades that are green at the base with striking, blood red from the middle to the top. The foliage becomes redder as the season progresses. It is very attractive when backlit by the sun, adding impact wherever it is placed. 

 
    Common Name:Japanese Blood Grass
    Hardiness Zones:5-9
    Exposure:   
    Native:No
    Deer Resistant:Yes
 
Growing Tips: Plant in moist but well drained soil.

About Imperata: Imperata is a grass native to southeast Asia that typically grows 2-4' tall 1" wide leaves that taper off to a sharp tip. Leaves are yellowish white changing to dark red, hence the common name of "blood grass." The rhizome of the grass is sometimes used in Chinese medicine.