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US & Canada Planting Zones
Ornamental Grasses

Velvet & Lace:
Texture in the Garden

Did You Know?

Colored foliage plants such as Japanese Bloodgrass should be placed where the rising or setting sun will shine through their leaves, creating translucent shafts of light and color.

Natural Pest &
Environment Controls

PyolaTM and Soap-Shield®
Save on this Special Spray Combo

Gardeners should have these two products on hand right from the start of the season -- Pyola to control insect pests and Soap-Shield to fight disease. Buy combo and pay $5.95 less than if purchased separately!

Escar-Go!
Protect your plants from nasty slug damage. Lured by the tasty bait, slugs and snails stop feeding soon after they eat Escar-Go!

Flowers Alive!™
Slow-release nutrients encourage prolific bloom without excess foliage growth. Research shows: 81% more geranium and 66% more zinnia flowers! Selected nutrients help annuals produce spectacular color all season long. Great for rejuvenating perennials, too! 3 lb bag.

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Japanese Bloodgrass
Imperata cylindrica var. 'Red Baron


2002


Supposedly hardy and tolerant of shade, high salinity, and drought, if left in an area it likes, bloodgrass will form spreading colonies. One web site I visited had bloodgrass classified as the seventh worst weed in the world! Apparently not where I live, because mine died one sorry death, and I've never seen a dandelion do that. Not even when I think I've got the whole darn stem out of the ground.

Ah, well. Perhaps another time, another place.

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