Ruby Grass

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Ruby Grass

Melinis nerviglumis
African Ruby Grass; Bristle-leaved Redtop
1

2 feet
12

30 inches
South Africa and Madagascar
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Birds

About This Plant

Plant in full sun/partial shade. Native to Africa, ruby grass (pink bubble grass or bristle-leaved red top) is a tropical grass that grows in tufts to 24 tall and 15 wide. It features erect blue-green leaves with panicles of ruby pink summer flowers that slowly fade to white. Flower panicles are covered with silky hairs. Foliage turns purple-red in fall. Birds use old seed heads for nesting material.

Maintenance

Grooming at the end of winter.

Features

Plant Type:
Grasses
Size:
1-2' H, 12-30" W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
Pink
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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