Eragrostis spectabilis

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Purple Lovegrass

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Clouds of tiny pink seed heads float over the foliage, turning bronzy red in fall.
Tolerates infertile, sandy and poor soil.
Salt and drought tolerant.

Height

18-24 Inches

Spread

16-24 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Interesting Notes

From the Greek eros (love) and agrostis (grass)

Bloom Time

August-September

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Heartleaf Bergenia, Pigsqueak (Bergenia cordifolia), False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla), Lenten Rose (Helleborus ), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Lungwort (Pulmonaria saccharata), Pink Chives (Allium schoenpraesum), Little Titch Catmint (Nepeta racemosa), Sea Holly (Erynigium planum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Very Adaptable
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