Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass
Imperata Red Baron - Blood Grass

Imperata 'Red Baron' - Blood Grass

Incredible leaf colour!
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Perfect In Pots
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Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
  • Stunning bright red leaves in summer, deepening to rich burgundy in autumn.
  • Superb in groups or dotted through gravel gardens or in pots, and a great, vibrant colour contrast with other plants.
  • Tall clusters of silver, fluffy flowers in summer that move beautifully in the breeze.
  • A hardy perennial, coming back bigger and better each year, grow it in a sunny spot for the best colour.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 17 cm pot, ready to plant out, growing to a height of 50 cm (20 in) and spread of 30 cm (1 ft).
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Product Description

Ornamental grasses are currently enjoying incredible popularity as both seasoned and novice gardeners alike discover the incredible and ever-increasing range of varieties available, and Imperata ‘Red Baron’, better known as Blood Grass, has to be one of the most striking!

Originating in Korea, Japan, China and India, this exotic beauty is one of the smaller grasses, reaching a height of about 50 cm, it is nonetheless stunningly striking. A deciduous grass, in spring it’ll begin to produce robust, upright green blades which turn vivid cranberry red in summer before the colour deepens to luxurious burgundy tones in autumn.

Blood Grass will slowly form large clumps and looks amazing when planted en masse, with its dazzling red blades providing contrasts of colour and texture with the surrounding garden plants. Between June and August, clusters of fluffy, silvery flowers appear, adding yet more visual interest. Try it dotted around a gravel or rock garden or in a pot so that you can get up close and admire it.

Growing in full sun will give the best colouring, although it will be fine in partial shade. As a deciduous grass, it will die back in winter and should be cut back to ground level in February, but don’t worry, you’ll see brand new shoots in March, heralding the arrival of spring and a new season of amazing colour!

Supplied as an established plant in a 17 cm pot, ready to plant out, growing to a height of 50 cm (20 in) and spread of 30 cm (1 ft).

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Item 560592 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 17cm pot, ready to plant out.

Plant Information

Top Tips

These ornamental grasses are deciduous, cut back stems close to ground level from late February through to the end of March before new growth starts.

Care Guide

  • Before planting, prepare the soil by digging over and removing any weeds. Incorporate some well-rotted manure to enrich the soil if necessary.
  • When planting a number of perennials, arrange them on the surface so you can see how they will look before planting.
  • Individually knock out each plant from its container. Look at the roots – if they are circling around the compost, it is best to tease them out. To do this, push your fingers into the rootball along the bottom edge and pull. Do this in a couple of places. This should encourage the roots to spread into the surrounding soil.
  • Next use a trowel or spade to create a hole just deep and wide enough to set in the rootball.
    The aim is to bury just the roots, leaving the bases of the stems (when in growth in summer) or the shoots (in spring) above ground.
  • Firm back around the soil, using your hand for small clumps and your heel on larger areas.
  • Water in well to settle the soil.
  • Clumps can be dug up and divided in autumn or spring to give you more plants.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Planting Time
Flowering Time
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
50cm
30cm

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Wil both recommend and buy again
Review Submitted: 20/09/2021 - 12:15:02
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Easy website to use. Great, healthy plants.
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Beautiful foliage. Very healthy and already looking great in my garden.
Review Submitted: 29/07/2019 - 12:26:38
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Imperata 'Red Baron' - Blood Grass
Imperata 'Red Baron' - Blood Grass
17cm Pot
Item: 560592
Only £12.99