Purple Love Grass
Size: 1 gallon pot
Light: Full Sun
Low-growing beautiful native grass for fall color!
Photo by Outsidepride Seed Source
Eragrostis spectabilis is a warm season perennial grass with a phenomenal range of seasonal color and texture. In spring, petite plants form a loose open mound of blue-green blades. In summer, foliage is topped by attractive nebulous clouds of rosy-purple spikelets. As autumn rolls around, foliage develops a bronzy red patina and seed ripens to a soft beige color. This handsome grass flourishes in sunny exposures with poor, dry soil.
Plants are indigenous to disturbed and undisturbed sandy sites including dry prairies, upland savannas, flatwoods, sandhills, limestone glades, abandoned fields, sandy or gravelly railroad and roadside right-of-ways. Plants are also salt tolerant enough to flourish on roadsides that receive winter salt. (Source: New Moon Nursery)