Erogrostis spectabilis, Purple Love Grass, Native Grass


Erogrostis spectabilis, Purple Love Grass

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Attractive Fall Color:
Average – Dry soil:
Average to moist soil:
Average well drained soil:
Average Wildlife Value:
Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture:
Dry-Moist Soil:
Erosion Control:
FACW- Usually occur in wetlands, but may occur in non-wetlands:
Flood Tolerant:
Four Season Interest:
Full – Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
Grass/ Sedge/ Rush:
Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay:
Moist Soil:
Native to Coastal Regions:
Native to Piedmont Regions:
Occasionally wet soil (non tidal):
Organic soil- high level of decayed leaves, bark:
Salt Tolerant:
Sandy soil, coarse texture:
Small Mammals:
Full Sun:
This item will be shipping Mid- Late June

Erogrostis spectabilis, Purple Love Grass

Size Notes: 8-18 inches tall.
Leaf: Green
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color: Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Cold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy soils. Well drained open fields. Grows best on moist, sandy soil in full sun.
Conditions Comments: When in bloom, the short stalks create a nice hazy purple-red coloration especially when grown in a mass. Like most grasses. This plant grows rhizomously and can spread and it will reseed if seeds allowed to ripen.