Where does Red Baron Grass come from?
This decorative grass comes from Japan. It owes part of its name to the red tops of its blades, which make it look as if it is covered in blood. The sun makes this plant become increasingly redder. It can be planted in open ground or in pots. The Imperata includes many subtropical grass varieties, of which the Red Baron is the most popular in Europe.
When does Japanese Red Baron flower?
This Japanese ornamental grass only rarely produces flowers. When it does, it will produce flowers in the form of yellow/silvery florets. If this happens in your garden, we would love you to send us a picture of it!
Damp but not too wet
To 50 cm
Evergreen or deciduous:
In march, prune back to just above the ground
1 to 2 times per year
Rarely produces flowers
July – October
The more sun the imperata gets, the redder its leaves will become.