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Purple Love Grass

Purple Love Grass

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$9.99

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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 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. Zones 5-9. Eragrostis spectabilis
  • Zone 5-9
  • Height 18 - 24 inches
  • Flowering Date Midsummer to fall

We ship this item in Fall.

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    Product Details

    • Botanical Name: Eragrostis spectabilis
    • Ships As: 2" POT
    • Form: Perennial
    • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
    • Height/Habit: 18 - 24 inches
    • Spread: 12 - 18 inches
    • Spacing: 12 - 18 inches
    • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
    • Flowering Date: Midsummer to fall
    • Shipping Season: Fall
    • 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.
    • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR

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    When will my order ship?

    Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

    Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

    *Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

    2017 Fall Shipping Schedule
    Zone Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants
    1A-6B 9/5/2017 – 11/3/2017
    7A-10B 9/5/2017 - 11/17/2017
    Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/30/2017
    Zones 7-10: 11/13/2017

    Ratings & Reviews

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    Good for ground and pots
    Jan 27, 2013  |  
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    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.


    outstanding
    May 28, 2012  |  
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    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!


    prettiest grass
    Feb 21, 2011  |  
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    This is the prettiest of the small grasses.it is just as pictured and can be divided.


    Looking forward to fall
    Aug 22, 2010  |  
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    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.

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