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. Grows 18-24" tall in full sun to partial shade. Ships in a 2" pot. Zones 5-9. Eragrostis spectabilis
Bought 2, one in the ground, the other in a pot. Both grew well in full sun, but the one in the ground grew about 50% larger. I did get some red color but not like the photos. I am hoping their second season will yield better color, but the shape and wisps on top are lovely.
May 28, 2012 | By Milla
It is exactly or even better than it is described. After luxurious and abandon bloom dried branches can be used for flower arrangements. I decorated with them empty spots in my flower beds in early spring. Very easy to grow and spectacular view in fall!
Feb 21, 2011 | By Susana
This is the prettiest of the small grasses.it is just as pictured and can be divided.
Looking forward to fall
Aug 22, 2010 | By Sarah Reilly
Planted two in early spring. Now they are about 2 1/2 feet tall and 2 feet wide. They are a rich green foilage now...looking forward to fall to see if they turn purple.