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Purple Love Grass

Purple Love Grass

Drought tolerant and easy to grow
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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.

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Gardening Details for Purple Love Grass

Botanical Name: Eragrostis spectabilis
Common Name: Purple Love Grass
Form: Herbaceous perennial
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit: 18 - 24 inches
Spread: 12 - 18"
Spacing: 12 - 18"
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Flowering Date: Midsummer to fall
Shipping Season: Spring
Flower Color: red
Flower Form: Sparsely to many branched panicles of small flat inflorescences.
Foliage Type: Narrow linear leaves that are flat or rolled. Light green with bronze fall color mixed with a slight bluish tint.
Pruning: In late winter or early spring trim back before new growth starts.
Soil Requirement: Tolerates poor dry soils but does best in sandy moist soils.
Additional Information: Extremely drought tolerant grass.
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With its vivid spikelets, Purple Love Grass makes a dramatic, colorful addition to modern, rustic or traditional landscapes. In late summer, these Eragrostis spectabilis burst clusters of small, brilliant red flowers that remain on the branches for several weeks. Dry love grass after blooming season and extend your enjoyment of these tall and flashy perennial plants.

Cultivate Purple Love Grass for a dazzling rose-red perennial that boosts visual appeal to gardens, borders, entryways and open meadows. Known scientifically as Eragrostis spectabilis, these tall, showy grasses reach heights between 18 and 24 inches, and their densely clumping spreads reach an impressive 12 to 18 inches. This eye-catching love grass variety flowers tiny colorful florets that seem to glow when backlit by the setting sun. The foliage of these perennial plants changes from lovely light green to rich bronze in fall, and, during this season, the narrow leaves may even take on a slightly bluish tint as well.
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