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Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'

Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra', Japanese Blood Grass

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

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Bring structure and colour to summer borders

Amazing colours textures and interest

Very low maintenance plants

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If you’re a fan of bright colours and grasses, Imperata cylindrical ‘Rubra’ combines both into one, producing an unusual and dramatic grass. The leaves are green at the base, with red tips that appear more intense as summer progresses into autumn, when they begin to shine like a jewel and light up the garden when it’s starting to look a little past its best. Height & Spread: 50cm (20”).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 50cm (20in)
Spread Up to 50cm (20in)

Hardy Perennial

low maintenance gardenpatio

full sun

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Flowering Months


2 x 14cm potted imperata plants (T65188P)
1 x 14cm potted imperata plant (65187)

Imperata can be planted in full sun or semi-shade and requires a moist, well drained soil, especially in winter. Plant in groups of three or five for the most dramatic effect
Remove any all-green shoots if they appear. Clumps can be divided in the spring if large enough to do so.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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