Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass

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Dramatic Good Looks Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass

  • Eye-Catching Warm-Season Accent Grass
  • Outstanding, Crimson-Tipped Blades
  • Magnificent Autumn Color
  • Elegant Look for Outdoor Containers
  • Clump-Forming, Won't Spread by Rhizome
  • Mass Plantings on Slopes Prevent Soil Erosion
  • Versatile, Adaptable and Easy-Care
  • Deer Tend to Leave This Plant Alone

Looking to push your landscape design to the next level? Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass (Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron') is more than up to the challenge.

This gorgeous, compact perennial grass offers outstanding ornamental appeal. Just look at the bold foliage!

Starting in early spring, the unique, blood-red color darkens the tips of the green leaves, then grows down each blade. The color intensifies as the season progresses.

Get ready for questions as the grass looks like it's been dip-dyed in bright red in summer. By fall, you'll enjoy a fully burgundy-red accent grass.

This plant commands attention all growing season. Leave the blades up over winter for extra visual interest.

Plant them where you want to draw the eye. Place a pair flanking on either side of your front door. Use near a special boulder or sculpture. Add to a large outdoor container or use along the length of your patio planting bed. Instant style!

It might look dramatic, but it's actually very easy to grow. Just give it sun and well-drained soil and watch it perform its annual show for you year after year.

The most important thing you'll need to do is hurry to place your order. As you can imagine, many people across the country are looking for these. Order Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass today!

How to Use Red Baron Japanese Bloodgrass in the Landscape

Tuck these compact Ornamental Grasses in just about anywhere you want. It pops as a specimen and looks gorgeous as a long row, drift or mass planting.

Use them in containers or grow them in the ground. These clump-forming grasses won't spread beyond the width listed in the Plant Highlights.

For a solid row, plant them 18 inches apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

To fill the bare ground, or edge taller shrubs, create a mass planting. Use a zigzagging planting pattern, and mulch between plants until they grow together. The root systems will hold soil when used on slopes.

Add to perennial borders, and consider them for the edge of Rain Gardens, as well. They like moist soil that doesn't stay wet for long.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Give the Red Baron full sun, especially the early morning sun which dries the leaves. It is somewhat adaptable to different soil types, as long as they are well-drained.

Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Red Baron prefers moist soil that doesn't stay wet. It will even thrive in poor soils.

Typically this warm-season ornamental grass does not flower, but if it does, remove the flowering stems to prevent seed production. Remove any all green shoots if noticed. Prune all foliage down to the ground each year in late winter or early spring before it starts to grow. It will sprout and grow quickly from the crown.

Don't miss our limited supply of one of the best Japanese Bloodgrass varieties available. The red-leaved foliage color is not to be missed! Order yours today.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Bright Green With Red Tips
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring