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Imperata cylindrica red baron


Imperata cylindrica red baron (Imperata cylindrica red baron)



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amy
Amy
 

This is a beautiful colour ,mine is still going strong , do you protect yours in the winter Ph , I have read they can be tender ,I didn't cover mine last year they survived but were late to start growing ......

4 Dec, 2012

 

No protection for mine Amy they have been there for several years now so I think they are fairly hardy here, they are always start slowly in the spring but make up for it late summer :o)

4 Dec, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Beautiful colour,don't know if I should be tempted in my cold garden.

4 Dec, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Ph ,I will leave them as they are again this year ..

4 Dec, 2012

 

I can confirm it is hardy. I've had mine for over 15 years now and it never has any winter protection. In fact I had to divide it this spring because it was doing too well.

4 Dec, 2012

amy
Amy
 

That's nice to know Andrew , Thanks , is spring the best time to lift and move them as I have 4/5 plants scattered and would like to bring them together as one nice clump ?

4 Dec, 2012

 

That really is lovely, on my list/favs now I know it's hardy

5 Dec, 2012

 

Wow, that's still looking great, mine seems to have given up already...

5 Dec, 2012

 

I think it's the first time I have seen this particular plant. Great colour.

5 Dec, 2012

 

Thanks all, good thing I took this photo when I did the weather has taken a turn for the worst here. :(

5 Dec, 2012

 

From experience, I've found this needs a good sunny position and some moisture in the soil to get the best colouring.

Amy - yes, spring would be a good time

6 Dec, 2012

 

I have this grass P and i love it...Its never quite this red though...:>)

7 Dec, 2012

 

From Andrews comment im guessing that all the moisture its had this year has helped. :o)

8 Dec, 2012

 

Stunning colour :o)

11 Dec, 2012

 

very nice Ph, mine have been in the garden for 3 years now but not quite as red as yours, great pic.

11 Dec, 2012

 

Thanks both, its been really good this year :o)

11 Dec, 2012

 

Wow how red is that, ours never colour up like that.

14 Jan, 2013

 

Andrew says it needs a sunny position and some moisture for good colour, this one is in a south facing position and moisture wasn't been a problem last year lol :o)))

15 Jan, 2013

 

Nor here, but the sun was......

15 Jan, 2013

 

:-(

15 Jan, 2013



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