Imperata cylindrica

Family
Poaceae
Description
Imperata cylindrica or commonly known as Blady Grass has spreading rhizomes which gives it the ability to fill in gaps producing a complete ground cover. The foliage is a feature, khaki green during the year with red tones over winter.

Foliage a khaki green during the year with red tones over winter.
Dimensions
H: 700mm tall W: 1m wide
Flowering
Flushes of flowers during the year with the main period being Spring & Summer. Flowers are white with white fluffy seed heads following.
Aspect
Imperata grows from full sun to 50% shade, suited to protected coastal aspects and inland climates. Imperata is cold tolerant to –10ºC, but will get frost burn, to be replaced with new spring growth.
Soil Type
Sandy loam through to clays.
Available Sizes
Viro-tubes
Planting Rates
Viro-tubes 5 to 7/m2