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

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Likes a medium to light soil with good drainage and poor to moderate fertility. Cut back in early spring before new growth.

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Heartleaf Bergenia, Pigsqueak (Bergenia cordifolia), False Forget-Me-Not, Siberian Bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla), Plantain Lily (Hosta ), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Pink Chives (Allium schoenpraesum), Little Titch Catmint (Nepeta racemosa), Sea Holly (Eryngium 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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