Japanese Blood Grass

Japanese Blood Grass

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Comes Back Every Year

Container Friendly

Drought Tolerant

Easy Care

Full Sun

Installation Available


Hello, I am Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass. I am best known for my attractive grassy leaves which are white in color during the summer, then shift to a deep red in the fall, making me the perfect plant to help transition your garden from summer into autumn. I am often used to add delicate detail to your garden with my fine texture, and my long lifespan of 20 years means I will be contributing to your garden for years to come. I am low maintenance, thrive in all soil types, and only require a bit of spring clean up before I resume my growing season in the summer. My few requests are that I am never left in standing water or planted in the city - I am allergic to urban pollution and very dramatic when my feet get wet!

Japanese Blood Grass

Japanese Blood Grass

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Latin Name

Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'

Common Name

Japanese Blood Grass

Current Size

6-12 Inches

Hardiness Zone


Bloom Time


Mature Width

12 inches

Mature Height

18-24 Inches

Growth Rate



Full Sun (6+ Hours)


Late Fall/Early Spring


Approx. 1-2 times per week




  • Striking colour: Japanese Blood Grass is known for its striking, deep red colour that can add a pop of colour to any garden or landscape.
  • Easy to care for: This grass is relatively low-maintenance and can tolerate a wide range of soil types and conditions, as long as it gets enough sunlight and water.
  • Versatile: Japanese Blood Grass can be used as an accent plant, in mass plantings, or as a border. It can also be grown in containers or as a houseplant.

Care Guide

  • Watering: Water the plant deeply once a week during the growing season (spring to fall).
  • Maintenance: Mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture and suppress weed growth.
  • Pruning: Japanese Blood Grass does not require pruning. However, you can trim back the foliage by a third in late winter or early spring to promote new growth.
  • (Optional):Fertilize using a balanced fertilizer in early spring when new growth appears. Repeat the application in late spring and midsummer.

Planting Instructions

Planting a trees or plants is easy! First, begin by digging a hole that's twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Place the tree or plant in the hole and add some bonemeal fertilizer. Backfill with fresh soil if needed and water thoroughly. Water regularly until roots are established to keep the plant healthy. Enjoy your new tree or plant!

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