Eragrostis spectabilis is a warm season bunch grass with narrow leaves arranged randomly in 10” clumps. Exceptional throughout the growing season–light green foliage turns bronze-red in autumn. This grass needs full sun and will thrive in poor, sandy soil or any soil with good drainage.
The plumage, which usually appears in late summer or fall, can add as much as 6 inches to the height of the plant, and from a distance it looks as though the grass is seen through a pink or purple mist. The effect is particularly striking in masses of plants. The leaves turn purple and the flowers fade to white in the fall.