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 bluish 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. Eragrostis spectabilis
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:18 - 24 inches
Spread:12 - 18 inches
Spacing:12 - 18 inches
Flowering Date:Midsummer to fall
Planting Instructions:Sunny locates are best but tolerates light shade.
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.