Japanese Blood Grass

Japanese Blood Grass

Imperata cylindrica

  • Light Exposure: Sun-partial shade
  • Soil Type: Moist-wet
  • Height: 12-16″
  • Width: 1′
  • Bloom Time: n/a
  • Bloom Colour: n/a
  • Foliage Colour: Green with red tips
  • Pests and Disease: Trouble free
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, Fall colour
  • Zone: 5-10

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  1. Beautiful, but invasive. Don't plant it. The species is invasive and classified as a Federal Noxious Weed Some consider the cultivar sterile and therefore not invasive, but we have many pests that were once considered sterile that managed to eventually become invasive. Bradford Pear comes to mind. http://ccesuffolk.org/assets/galleries/Agriculture/Commercial-Nursery-and-Landscape-Management/Imperata-cylindrica-Red-Baron-fact-sheet-10-11.pdf

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