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New products at Crocus

by Sarah - December 24th, 2014.
Filed under: Crocus, New Products.

Crocus has this new product today

Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra' (Japanese blood grass)

Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’ (Japanese blood grass) £5.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: well-drained soil Rate of growth: slow-average Flowering period: June to August Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection in cold areas) Blood-red spikes that fade to bright green at the base and become transluscent with age make this grass a spectacular addition to the perennial border. It takes a while to strut its stuff, but in late summer, it shines like a jewel. Imperata cylindrica is particularly effective planted with other grasses, or shown off in a container. Garden care: Cut down to the ground in February. In cold areas, protect the roots by mulching with straw or well-rotted compost. If you are growing it in a container, keep it well watered.