Japanese Blood Grass (Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra')

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Also sold as:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches (30-45cm)
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches (30-46cm)
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Flowers: Other: Rarely flowers
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Location: Franklin, OHDate: 2011-10-01
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-05-20
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Location: Peterborough, ON, CanadaDate: 2015-08-07
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-09-17
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Location: z6a, Smith College Botanical GardenDate: 2012-08-23
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Location: Floors castle, ScotlandDate: 2013-08-12
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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