Purple Love Grass is a warm season, dry prairie grass that adds long lasting interest to your garden. It's blue-green leaves emerge in the spring, then in mid-summer the haze of purple seed heads bloom, and in fall the grass turns bronze and the seed heads ripen to a beige color.
Purple Love Grass is a tough ornamental grass that takes full sun and sandy, dry soil. It grows 1 to 2 feet tall with a 2 to 3 foot spread. It will form soft mounds and spreads slowly by rhizomes. It is a short-lived perrenial, but will spread by seed. Purple Love Grass will grow near Black Walnut trees.
This grass is host to the Zabulob skipper. Birds will eat the seeds.
Purple Love Grass is an interesting, low-growing grass, making it a great addition to borders or as a ground cover.
Eragrostis spectabilis, Purple Love Grass
-Grows from 1 to 2 feet high
-Purple seed heads form in the summer
-Long lasting interest
-Naturally grows in prairies in full sun
-Zone: 3 to 9