Grass Eragrostis spectabilis

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In late summer and early fall we’ve loved watching drifts of this lovely native grass by the sides of the highways, like red soft clouds. The rest of the year, Purple Lovegrass has light green foliage and it will tolerate infertile and sandy soils, spreading by rhizomes. Named for Eros, the Greek love god. Bronze-red blooms appear between August and September.

Though late to emerge in spring, grasses create a striking vertical accent in the summer garden; their flowers add grace to the fallĀ garden, and in winter, they add more interest than almost any other plant. There are many to choose from in our climate.

Native to the United States.

Botanical Name
Grass Eragrostis spectabilis
Common Name
Purple Lovegrass
Bloom
Late Summer
Color
Red
Family
Poaceae
Height
18-24"
Hardy to Zone
4
Light
Sun
Spacing
24-36"


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