Eragrostis spectabilis

Grass, Purple Love

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Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Native on sandy, disturbed, or infertile soils in the east from Maine to Minnesota down to Florida and Mexico, Purple Love Grass forms 2 foot tall, spreading clumps of coarse blades which transform in late summer into a fine textured haze of purplish flowers. Short-lived but naturalizing by seed, use Purple Love Grass liberally on bad soil in full sun where it might establish a low maintenance colony. Black-eyed Susan, Sumac, and Aromatic Asters might be good companions.

 

Characteristics

Roof Garden

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Grass or grass-like,

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Soil Condition

Average, Clay,

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry,

Size

full quart

Height

12 to 24,

Flower Color

Purple,

Bloom Time

Late summer,

Typical Height

15in

Spread

36in

Zones

5, 6, 7, 8, 9