PURPLE LOVEGRASS Eragrostis Spectabilis

PURPLE LOVEGRASS

Eragrostis Spectabilis

Description:

NAME:  Purple Lovegrass

OTHER COMMON NAMES:  Purple Love Grass

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Eragrostis Spectabilis

COLOR:  Purple

BLOOM TIME:  July – Aug

HARDINESS ZONE:  3 – 10

PLANT HEIGHT:  18 – 36″

PLANT SPACING:  18 – 24″

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS:  Sun

SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES:  Average – Dry

OTHER:   Purple Lovegrass is a US native bunchgrass that is a popular ornamental. They tolerate dryness very well, & can grow in sandy or gravely soil. It has long grass-like leaves that turn a lovely purple in autumn. The plants are deer resistant, & look great in beds, in rock gardens, as a border, or naturalized in prairie settings. Lovegrass can also be used for erosion control. The beautiful clouds of fuzzy purple seed heads are shimmery & sure to please!