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Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennialRhizomatous perennial grass
Ornamental grassesForms loose clumps of flat, linear, mid-green leaves to 50cm (20in) long, which quickly turn red. Produces spikes of fluffy, silvery-white spikelets to 4.5cm (1¾in) long.
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Full sunmulch in winter
Partial shadeDappled shade.
IMPERATA cylindrica 'Red Baron'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowSyn. 'Rubra'Pests & DiseasesNonePlace of originJapan
Flower ShapePaniclesSpike-like panicles to 20cm (8in) long
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Leaf Colour (if not green)Red
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich