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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.
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennialRhizomatous perennial grass
Ornamental grassesFlat, linear, pointed leaves with spikes of short, silvery seedheads.
Full sunmulch in winter.
Partial shadeDappled shade.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowStriking foliage colour. Good at the front of a border or in a light woodland setting.Pests & DiseasesNonePlace of originJapan
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich.
Buy Varieties of IMPERATA
a most unusual grass with maroon-red erect leaves. Forms a gently spreading clump