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Purple Love Grass (Eragrostis)

Eragrostis spectabilis
SKU: HC017887
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
Eragrostis spectabilis (Purple Love Grass) is a showy native grass that blooms in late summer with airy clouds of reddish-purple flowers. Purple Love Grass is a good choice for even the driest, lean soils, adding stunning color to the landscape. Plant in rock gardens, or mass plant in a naturalistic garden where it can naturalize and mix with other flowers and grasses.
key features
Botanical Name
Eragrostis spectabilis
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Mass Plantings, Erosion Control
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
12-24" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


Eragrostis spectabilis (Purple Love Grass) is a showy warm season native grass that blooms in late summer with loose, open heads of reddish-purple flowers that ripen to brown seed heads in the fall. Native to the eastern half of the US, Purple Love Grass is a good choice for planting sites with dry, sandy, or rocky soils. Tolerant of black walnuts and road salt too, this grass is a great option for the most challenging conditions. Good for mass planting and erosion control. Avoid rich loams and clay soil. As it is not a long-lived grass, leave seed heads to encourage the plants to re-seed themselves. Purple Love Grass makes a good companion for sandy soil lovers like Coneflower (Ratibida), Prairie Tickseed (Coreopsis palmata), and Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea).
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