Eragrostis spectabilis

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Common Name:
Purple Love Grass
Plant Type:
Perennial, Ornamental Grass
Hardiness Zone:
Bloom Time:
Garden Height:
12-24 Inches
Garden Spread:
12-24 Inches
  • Tolerates a wide range of soils
  • Drought tolerant

Eragrostis spectabilis, commonly referred to as purple love grass, is a stunning bunchgrass. Beginning in August, it has purple blooms that form a cloud above the folaige. It prefers dry to medium, well-drained soil. 

Uses: Borders, Cottage Gardens, Erosion Control, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Meadow & Prairie Gardens, Naturalizing, Screening
Notable Features: Easy To Grow, Cut Flower/Foliage, Autumn Color, Pest & Disease Free, Black Walnut Tolerant, Tolerant of Pollution, Native
Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping

Homeowner Growing Tips: Best grown in full sun. This grass tolerates most soil conditions, and it is drought-tolerant. However, do not plant it in damp/wet soil conditions. 

Photo(s) courtesy of Emerald Coast Growers

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