ERAGROSTIS SPECTABILIS #1 - Current Crop. Photo Taken: 7/31/2020

Ornamental Grass

Eragrostis spectabilis

Purple Lovegrass

  • Crucial to the life of many butterflies
  • Native songbirds love the seed
  • Very drought tolerant
  • Easy to grow and maintain
  • Deer resistant
  • Superb late landscape color from seed and foliage

Light green foliage forms a loose, open mound in the landscape that gives rise to tall, thin flowers stalks in August bearing a fine textured cloud of pinkish seed heads that put on quite a show. Even the foliage turns a bronzy red as the season cools. It thrives in sandy soils and is easy to grow. Irresistable texture for the late summer garden

Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native
Native
Full Sun
Full Sun
Dry Soil
Dry Soil
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained
Average Water
Average Water

Characteristics and Attributes