Purple Love grass

Eragrostis spectabilis

  • Warm season grass
  • Fluffy clouds of purple red panicles appear in August- October
  • Irresistible texture for the late summer garden
  • Dry to moist sandy soils
  • Best in masses where it creates a lovely purple haze in seed
  • Natural habitat: woodland, fields
  • Host to Zabulon Skipper
  • Seed consumed by birds and other wildlife

Height: 18-24 in
Zone: 5-8
Color: Green

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Characteristics & Attributes

Foliage Color:

» Green


» Full Sun

Soil Moisture:

» Dry Soil
» Well Drained Soil


» Clump forming

Season of Interest (Foliage):

» Fall
» Spring
» Summer