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Eragrostis spectabilis (Purple lovegrass)
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Eragrostis spectabilis

Purple lovegrass

Fluffy clouds of bronze-red inflorescenses are soft and subtle in the sunlight. Light green foliage in summer turning to a bronzy-red in fall. Irresistable texture plant for the late summer garden.

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Eragrostis spectabilis LP50 - 50 per flat $55.00
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Height

18-24 Inches

Spread

2-3 Feet

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8

Purple lovegrass Interesting Notes

From the Greek eros (love) and agrostis (grass). (Darke, Ornamental Grasses, p. 191)

Eragrostis spectabilis Growing and Maintenance Tips

Tolerates infertile, sandy and poor soils in full sun and is drought tolerant. Spreads via rhizomes. Propagate by seed or division of clumps every few years. Spreads slowly by rhizomes and self seeds. Cut foliage to the ground in early spring before new growth occurs. Use in perennial borders,mass plantings, as a specimen or groundcover in open woodland areas.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer
Dry
Dry
Average
Average
Groundcover
Groundcover
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Open pollinated
Attributes
Native to US
Dry Sun
Erosion Control