Japanese Blood Grass

Imperata Cylindrica “Rubra”

Japanese blood grass is grown for its decorative foliage. The leaves emerge green at the base with tips blood red.

The vivid red colour increases in summer and is at its best in autumn. Japanese Blood Grass is a very good accent plant. It prefers a full sun position and can be planted near ponds or other water features.

Additional information

botanical name

Imperata cylindrica "Rubra"

height x width

50cm x 50cm


showy decorative grass with upright green flushed dark red foliage, the vivid red color increases in summer and is at its best in autumn


Plant in full sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil.

landscape use

Ideal for pots, garden beds and groups for an instant color effect