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Purple Love Grass

Drought tolerant and easy to grow

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 18 - 24 inches
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Flowering Date: Midsummer to fall
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Purple Love Grass

Bright rose-red spikelets look as if they are glowing when backlit by a warm setting sun. Light green foliage turns a rich bronze color in fall with a slight purple-blue tint. Makes quite a show when planted en masse in an open meadow or a naturalized garden setting. Forms dense 12-18" clumps and will slowly spread by rhizomes. Heat and drought tolerant. Reaches 18-24" tall. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Ships in 2" pot. Zones 5-9. Eragrostis spectabilis Deer tend to avoid.
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameEragrostis spectabilis
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread12 - 18 inches
  • Spacing12 - 18 inches
  • Hardiness Zone5-9
  • Flowering DateMidsummer to fall
  • Planting InstructionsSunny locates are best but tolerates light shade.
  • Flower Color:red
  • Flower FormSparsely to many branched panicles of small flat inflorescences.
  • Foliage TypeNarrow linear leaves that are flat or rolled. Light green with bronze fall color mixed with a slight bluish tint.
  • Borders1
  • Fragrancenone
  • Soil RequirementTolerates poor dry soils but does best in sandy moist soils.
  • PruningIn late winter or early spring trim back before new growth starts.
  • Additional InformationExtremely drought tolerant grass.
  • Unique CharactersticsMysterious color blend, vivid red-violet with cream to yellow centers on the falls and if you look close enough, white is blended with the violet on the standards. Good performer and rebloomer.
  • Shipped2.5" POT
  • Height/Habit18 - 24 inches
  • Growth RateModerate
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 5/7/18 - 6/8/18
5A 4/2/18 - 6/8/18
5B 3/19/18 - 6/8/18
6A 3/12/18 - 6/8/18
6B 3/5/18 - 6/8/18
7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/8/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/18/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/18/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 4th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 14th, 2018

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