Flat-leafed grasses with coloured leaves in summer
Good for mass-planting or as a highlight plant.
Spreads gently by underground shoots making a good sized clump.
Well-drained soil and some moisture in summer is best - so dig-in plenty of compost. Cut off old foliage in late winter / early spring.
Divide in spring
Pests and Diseases:
No specific pests.
Japanese Blood Grass. Low growing (up to 18in / 45cm but usually less) with striking red leaves in summer. Protect crowns in very cold areas.