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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

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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

Attributes
Native
Foliage Color
Bronze
Green
Maintenance and Care
Drought Tolerant
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Songbirds
Flower Color
Pink
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Upright
Soil Moisture
Dry Soil
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Eragrostis spectabilis

Tolerates infertile, sandy and poor soils in full sun and is drought tolerant. Spreads slowly by rhizomes and self seeds. Cut foliage to the ground in early spring before new growth occurs. Use in perennial borders,mass plantings, as a specimen or groundcover in open areas.