Eragrostis elliottii

Grass, Blue Love

$ 11.95

Item #: 1464
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Native to the sand hills, prairies, and savannahs of the SE US, Blue Love Grass thrives in sunny, dry waste places. In your garden, however, it will form clumps of very gently arching, fine, powdery blue leaves to about 2 ' tall. In early summer, a pale, puffy haze of light beige-blue-olive flowers sprouts up 6" higher, and by late summer, it has formed a tan cloud above the neat clumps. Really cool and quite well-behaved in dry sun. Cut back to a couple of inches in late fall. Blue Love Grass would be absolutely smashing with any of the Coneflowers, or Baptisias, or Asters.

 

Characteristics

Rain Garden

Good Fall Color

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Evergreen

Evergreen

Plant Type

Perennial, Grass or grass-like,

Light Exposure

Mostly sunny, Full sun,

Soil Condition

Average, Sandy, Clay,

Moisture Tolerance

Dry,

Size

full quart

Height

36 or taller,

Flower Color

Tan, Mauve,

Bloom Time

Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer,

Typical Height

40in

Spread

36in

Zones

7, 8, 9

 

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