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Can anyone help me with my Japanese Blood grass. Over winter it has died off. The leaves have gone brown and dry and it looks like there is no new growth. Do I need to dig it up and start again or will it grow back? Thanks

On plant Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'



I'd give it at least another month, Helen. It is hardy down to 23ยบ C, but it does go completely dormant--nothing living above ground--even in our near subtropical winters. If you won't get any more frosts this spring--not a likely scenario in most of the UK--you could speed it up a bit with a light, low phosphate feeding.

31 Mar, 2012


Thanks Tug, I was wondering the same thing.

31 Mar, 2012


Many thanks Tug. i do hope it comes back as it is lovely in the sun.

2 Apr, 2012


Just noticed mine is now growing!! Hurray, hope yours is too.

6 Apr, 2012

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