Characteristics: Imperata cylindrica ‘Red Baron’ or Japanese Blood Grass is an unusual and dramatic grass, slowly forming a low clump. Leaves are green at the base, with red tips that become more intense over the summer and fall until they turn a bright glowing red. Can be easily used as an edging, especially when mass planted. Seldom flowers. The striking foliage of ‘Red Baron’ grass makes it useful as an accent plant or as a backdrop for other plants, mixing well with blues and yellows. It is an easy-care plant, even tolerating heavy clay soils. Grows to 12 to 24 inches tall and 12 to 18 inches wide. Deer resistant. Zones 5 to 9.