Eragrostis spectabilis

Purple Lovegrass

Purple Lovegrass is a short warm season grass which is best planted in mass.  The effect is stunning when Eragrostis spectabilis comes into bloom in August and September.  The airy panicles are bright shades of reddish purple, making a showy carpet over sandy, dry and infertile soils.  In the fall the foliage takes on shades of reddish bronze.  This tough native provides good erosion control and a good choice for green roofs.  It is a good choice for roadside planting as it can handle infertile, road salt and polluted soils adjacent to the pavement.

  • Category: Grasses
  • Hardiness Zone: 5
  • Height: 24 Inches
  • Spread: 30 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Purple


Qty Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
0 Eragrostis spectabilis #1 (NATIVE-reddish purple) 640 7/1 Login for pricing
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