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Also known as 'Red Baron', Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra' bears brilliant red spikes that fade to bright green at the base and become transluscent with age. It's perfect for growing in a mixed border, among other grasses or bold-coloured flowers. It's also suitable for growing in a container.
For the most colourful display, grow Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra' in moist, hummus-rich soil in full sun. Plant in groups of three or five for the most dramatic effect.
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Foliage colour: Bronze
Feature: Dramatic foliage
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist
Skill level: Experienced
Time to divide plants: April to June
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