Eragrostis spectabilis

Common name: Purple Love Grass

Native plant

Purple Love Grass is a clump forming grass with inflorescence that looks like an explosion of fireworks of pinks and purples.  Bloom time is late summer to early fall.  This plant does well in dry to well-drain, nutrient poor soils.  Great choice for disturbed areas.  This plant can spread by rhizomes, forming colonies, and mature inflorescence have a tendency to break off and tumble around, distributing seed.

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Plant Details

Plant type

Grass

Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands

Growth form

Ground cover, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate

Fast

Flower color

Purple

Fall color

Yellow Orange Purple

Size

Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
1 Inches
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
1 Inches

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