Japanese Blood Grass. Forms a slow spreading clump of green leaves that turn deep red from the tips down. Fluffy white flowers are produced on established plants. This plant dies down in winter to regrow in spring.
Plant into any good garden soil, avoiding wet areas. Trim away any old foliage and flower stems in spring, and feed with a good general fertiliser.
Water thoroughly, or stand pot in a container of water for half an hour before planting. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Remove the pot, place the plant in the hole so that the root ball is level with the surrounding ground and refill, firming if necessary. Keep well watered in dry weather. Feed in spring with a good, general fertiliser.
June - August