Why the difference. Beats me?
Our Japanese bloodgrass Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra' was planted about 3 years ago and has never done well. The colors were anemic and the leaves thin. This year it did amazing well with good color and fairly vigorous growth. Why the difference? Same location, same food and water, I don't get it. Maybe it takes a long time to establish? A very nice looking plant now though.