Eragrostis spectabilis Seeds - Purple Love Grass

Eragrostis spectabilis Seeds - Purple Love Grass

E. spectabilis
Purple Love Grass
Production Quality Filler Green

Product ID#: RE6580-8548

Additional Information

Harvesting Harvest when Mature, Good for Cutting, Cut & Come Again, Long Vase Life
Growing Conditions Field Crop, Grows Well in Containers
Additional Characteristics Start Early for Transplants, Good for Overwintering, Cold Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Easy to Grow
Flowering Month June, July, August, September
Garden Style Cutting / Cut Flowers, English Cottage, Romantic, Victorian
Lighting Conditions Full Sun
Seed Type Open Pollinated
Days to Maturity Perennial
Stem Type Single Stem
Plant Hardiness Hardy
Plant Height 16 - 20 inches
Plant Lifecycle Perennial
Plant Uses Cut Flower & Bouquets, Bouquet Filler Flower, Bouquet Filler Greens, Attracts Friendly Pollinators, Patio Container Friendly, Bedding, Erosion Control, Landscape
Shape Filler Flower, Filler Greens, Pods & Fiddly Bits, Spike, Textural
  • 1 packet

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$5.95
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Eragrostis spectabilis, also known as Purple Love Grass, is a blooming perennial grass that features exquisite, airy stems of purple spiklettes that add a magical bit of whimsy to bouquets, arrangements and garden spaces. Plants mound into well formed clumps and send up 12" to 18" inch sprigs on sturdy single stems during summer and fall. Best suited for a sunny location, Purple Love Grass grows in almost any well drained soil medium, even sandy soils in rock gardens. Pluming seed heads boast a vibrant shade of rosy-purple that when planted in mass will create a "purple haze" effect over large plantings. An excellent selection for gardeners who love to attract beneficial pollinators and small birds who use this ground cover for nesting. Foliage turns a copper color in fall providing a wonderful autumn show in the garden. Once established, the plants are very drought tolerant and are suitable for xeriscaping. This low maintenance grass will be most productive if the spent stems are cut back in winter to encourage new growth for spring. Well suited for beds, borders and container plantings. Hardy to zone 5. Packet: 50 seeds.
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