Purple Love Grass

$10.00

Botanical Name: Eragrostis spectabilis

Common Name:  Purple Love Grass

Full sun.

Purple Love Grass is a perennial, warm season grass that grows actively during the summer when soil temperatures are warm. It reaches heights of 1-2 feet even in the driest, poorest of soils. It thrives in full sun and sandy sites Purple Love Grass is a perennial, warm season grass that grows actively during the summer when soil temperatures are warm. It reaches heights of 1-2 feet even in the driest, poorest of soils. It thrives in full sun and sandy sites 

Height: to 2 ft  

 2-gallon

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Description

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.

 

NC Native Plant

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