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Eragrostis spectabilis (Purple Love Grass) Plant - Streambank Gardens

Eragrostis spectabilis (Purple Love Grass) Plants

  • $ 9.95


Purple love grass, is a US native grass that produces reddish purple spikelets in late summer when many perennials are done blooming for the year. The blooming heads remain attractive until early winter.  The leaves turn a brilliant yellow in late fall before dying off for the year. A great choice for the mixed border, mass plantings, the border edge, and even containers.  
Mature Plant Size: 20" Tall, 24" Spread  
Bloom Time: August-October 
Light Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade 
Soil Type/pH: Well-drained/6.0-7.5  
Hardiness Zones: 5-9 
Fertilizer: If using compost apply an 1" at planting time and side dress annually in late fall or early spring.  If using a granular fertilizer, we recommend organic formulations, apply an all purpose formula in early spring annually.  It is only recommended to use liquid fertilizers when the growth is slow, and this is not normally needed.
Container Size: 4.5" Pot

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