Call Jacksons Nurseries on 01782 502741  ORDER HOTLINE: 01782 502741

Home  Home
Buy Imperata cylindrica Red Baron (Blood Grass) online from Jacksons Nurseries

Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' (2-3L)

Blood Grass

£5.99

This is an excellent, upright, ornamental deciduous grass with rich red, sharply pointed blades fading to bright green at the base. The unique and breathtakingly beautiful leaves become more intensely-coloured as the season progresses, developing to a deep blood-red by the autumn and becoming translucent as they mature.

It's exceptional colour makes it perfect for incorporating into borders, rock gardens or containers, particularly alongside golden, blue or black-foliaged grasses which it will contrast with beautifully. Producing clusters of fluffy, silvery-white flowers between June and August, its slow-spreading, clump forming growth habit makes it a great choice for using alongside ponds or in mass plantings.

Buying Bamboo & Grasses from Jacksons Nurseries

At Jacksons Nurseries we sell the majority of our stock all year round. Our stock is for the most part grown outdoors making it far hardier than those grown under glass and/or only sold ‘In Season’. With Bamboo and Grasses the leaves can differ in quality dependent on the time of the year and whether they are in their growth phase. We protect less hardy species during the winter but other plants grown out doors may have some wind damage. This is in no way detrimental to the plant and will grow out naturally in spring. 

 
Please Note: Plants in pot sizes OVER 15 litre pots will require a pallet delivery starting at £45.00 per pallet. Our specimen bamboos in 20 litre pots and above can grow up to around 3-4m while here on the nursery. Due to domestic courier weight restrictions delivery is only possible via a freight courier on a pallet. Unfortunately we are restricted to a maximum consignment height of 2m, this has to include the height of the pallet and the height of the pot so we have to cut the plants accordingly. Cutting the plants down with not harm their growth. As most of the foliage is usually towards the top half of the plant they can look quite sparse however eventually you will be left with a far denser bushier plant.

Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' (2-3L)

This is an excellent, upright, ornamental deciduous grass with rich red, sharply pointed blades fading to bright green at the base. The unique and breathtakingly beautiful leaves become more intensely-coloured as the season progresses, developing to a deep blood-red by the autumn and becoming translucent as they mature.

It's exceptional colour makes it perfect for incorporating into borders, rock gardens or containers, particularly alongside golden, blue or black-foliaged grasses which it will contrast with beautifully. Producing clusters of fluffy, silvery-white flowers between June and August, its slow-spreading, clump forming growth habit makes it a great choice for using alongside ponds or in mass plantings.

 


 

Imperata cylindrica Red Baron
Blood Grass
Grasses
10cm - 50cm
10cm - 50cm
None or Insignificant
Deciduous
No
Average
Frost Hardy
  • Full sun  Full sun
  • Partial shade  Partial shade
  • Moist Well-drained
  • Well-drained
  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
  • Clay
  • Loam

Ornamental grasses can provide calming, delicate accompaniments to colourful flowering plants, or they can be the focus of design instead. There are types available for every garden setup, soil type and position, and will provide colour, coverage, contrast and structure wherever they are planted.

 

Planting and Conditions

Grasses from colder climates such as Deschampsia, Festuca, Helctotrichon and Stipa grow in late winter and flower before mid-summer. To get the best establishment, they should be planted in the autumn.

Grasses from warmer climates such as Miscanthus, Panicum, Pennisetum and Spartina grow in late spring, flower after mid-summer and are best cut back in late winter. Plan them in late spring, and they will be best established.

Grasses also make good container specimens, and will prosper in loamy soil.

Ideally, the planting areas for grasses should be prepared in the autumn months. Till the soil deeply, and work in ample organic matter. Ornamental grasses do not require large amounts of fertiliser.

 

Aftercare and Pruning

The foliage on deciduous grasses can be left until February. They turn brown rather than lose their leaves, and so should be pruned to ground level later in the season. The severity of pruning required can vary from variety to variety, so care should be taken so that you don’t harm the plant.

Evergreen grasses can be trimmed in spring. Remove brown tips and cut back dead leaves that usually collect around the base of the plant.

Care for your grasses by using mulch and watering them regularly. Otherwise, they are a fairy low maintenance addition to the garden.

 

Potential Issues

Nothing really bothers most ornamental grasses. Rabbits and voles may occasionally be an issue, but they can easily be controlled using fencing and, if needs must, animal repellents.

Westland Gro-Sure All Purpose Plant Food

CODE: 6185

In stock
£3.99

Great all round feed for plants, vegetables and flowers in gardens and inside the home. Packed with nutrients for healthy flowers... More 

.


Westland Fish, Blood and Bone

CODE: 6193

In stock
£14.99

Ready to use Helps build soil fertility Encourages strong, healthy growth Increases crop yield Nutrient Content... More 

.


Westland Bonemeal Root Builder

CODE: 6194

OUT OF STOCK
Out-of-stock
£3.99

Westland Bonemeal is a natural, slow release, organic plant food that is ideal for trees and shrubs. It promotes strong and healthy rooting as well as... More 

.

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' (1.5/2L)

CODE: 1726

OUT OF STOCK
Out-of-stock
£7.99

Stunning deciduous dwarf grass, forming dense mounds of vivid green and yellow striped foliage. Tiny flowers are hidden among the leaves in the autumn,... More 

.


Elymus magellanicus (1.5/2L)

CODE: 1690

In stock
£5.99

With its intense, inflorescent steely silvery blue deciduous foliage, Elymus magellanicus is a superb architectural grass. Golden yellow flower spikes... More 

.


Cordyline australis 'Salsa' (2L)

CODE: 1729

OUT OF STOCK
Out-of-stock
£7.99

An exciting, vibrant palm-like evergreen, growing up to 2-3 metres in height that eventually develops a central trunk. A beautiful array of red and deep... More 

.


Libertia 'Taupo Sunset' (2L)

CODE: 6037

OUT OF STOCK
Out-of-stock
£10.99

Libertia ‘Taupo Sunset’ is an evergreen perennial grass, with a myriad of attractive variegated green, yellow, orange and red striped leaves.... More 

.


Libertia ixioides 'Goldfinger' (2L)

CODE: 6036

OUT OF STOCK
Out-of-stock
£12.99

Libertia ixioides ‘Goldfinger’ is a hardy evergreen perennial grass, with attractive variegated green and golden-orange striped leaves. It is... More 

.

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' (2L)

CODE: 478

In stock
£5.99

Beautiful, tubular, deep scarlet blooms are produced on upright, purple-red flowering stems from August to October. This is a dependable, self-seeding... More 

.


Astrantia major subsp. involucrata 'Shaggy' (2L)

CODE: 537

In stock
£6.99

Beautifully delicate pincushion flowers of white with a collar of long, green tipped petals adorn this pretty perennial throughout the summer months.... More 

.


Sedum cauticola (9cm)

CODE: 8008

OUT OF STOCK
Out-of-stock
£2.99

Sedum cauticola is a compact Japanese alpine species expected to spread to around 12 inches wide. It produces a mass of succulent blue-green foliage with... More 

.


Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' (2L)

CODE: 520

In stock
£6.99

Pretty evergreen perennial with lance-shaped grey-green leaves which emerge with a pink tinge. As the leaves mature, they take on a creamy margin, with... More 

.


Geum coccineum 'Borisii' (2L)

CODE: 6013

In stock
£6.99

Masses of single, long-lasting, vivid orange blooms with attractive, yellow stamens are produced in clusters on long, upright stems throughout the... More 

.

Add a Card and Message to your order

CODE: 12640

In stock
£1.50

Are you buying a gift for a loved one? If so, then why not add a personal message to your purchase. Simply enter your message in the box above and... More 

.

 
 
 

You might also like:

 

Subscribe to our newsletter for special deals and exclusive offers   Sign Up Now

Loading...