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IMPERATA

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'

Blady grass, Cogon grass

a most unusual grass with maroon-red erect leaves. Forms a gently spreading clump

 
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