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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Commonly known as Blady grass, Cogon grass

A devastating noxious weed in some places; a desirable ornamental in others.

After a long, warm summer can produce silvery spikelets of flowers.

Genus of about 10 species of slender-stemmed, rhizamatous, perennial grasses from tropical and warm-temperate open grassland in Japan.

Further Reading....

  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - rhizomatous perennial grass
  • Ornamental grasses - flat, linear, pointed leaves with spikes of short, silvery seedheads.
  • Full sun - mulch in winter.
  • Partial shade - dappled shade.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - striking foliage colour. Good at the front of a border or in a light woodland setting.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - Japan
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich.

Buy Varieties of IMPERATA

IMPERATA cylindrica 'Red Baron'

IMPERATA cylindrica 'Red Baron'  >

Commonly known as: Blady grass, Cogon grass.
A most unusual grass with maroon-red erect leaves. Forms a gently spreading clump
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
Available from January 2021 - Awaiting new stock

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