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Purple love grass is a drought tolerant, naturalizing native grass.

Purple love grass is a drought tolerant, naturalizing native grass. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 8 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Eragrostis spectabilis

Purple love grass

Fields come alive with clouds of purple in late summer when this species is in bloom. In the fall, the light green foliage turns a reddish-tan.

Plant spreads by rhizomes and does best in well-drained moist to dry soils in full sun. 


Height:

1 ft

Spread:

1-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

5-9

Bloom Color:

Red, Tan

Eragrostis spectabilis Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Dry
  • Well-Drained

Attributes

  • Naturalizing
  • Ground Cover
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Dried Flower
  • Cut Flower

Flowering Months

  • September
  • August

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ERSP