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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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Common names
  • Japanese Blood Grass
  • Cogongrass
  • Cogon Grass
  • Satintail
  • Blood Grass
Also sold as:
  • Red Baron

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Location: St Louis
Date: 2009-06-06
Location: Franklin, OH
Date: 2011-10-01
Location: Franklin, OH
Date: 2011-10-01
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-05-20
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-09-17
Location: Peterborough, ON, Canada
Date: 2015-08-07
Location: Floors castle garden, Scotland
Date: 2011-07-21
Location: Bordines Nursery, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2011-07-23
Location: Bordines Nursery, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2011-07-23
Location: Floors castle, Scotland
Date: 2013-08-12
Location: z6a, Smith College Botanical Garden
Date: 2012-08-23
Location: Botanical Graden Meise - Nationale Plantentuin Meise - Brussel
Date: 2017-09-27

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Location: Bordines Nursery, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2011-07-23
Location: Bordines Nursery, Rochester Hills, MI
Date: 2011-07-23

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Comments:
  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Jun 5, 2021 10:35 AM concerning plant:
    I am in the Pacific NW. This species is on our invasive list as 'monitor' so be cautious where you plant it. It was noted that both 'Red Baron' and 'Rubra' are less aggressive than some of the taller forms which have become problematic in the SE corner of the U.S. In any event, I found 'Rubra' to be a bit slow to establish, and it has not overstepped its bounds (so far). Very pretty coloring.
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