Eragrostis spectabilis


Common Name: purple love grass
Plant Type:Grasses & Sedges
Light (original): full sun to light shade
Light Requirements: Sun, Part Sun
Height:12 to 24 inches
Width:12 to 18 inches
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:Prairie
Soil Type:moist, well-drained, sandy
Soil Moisture:Mesic
USDA Zones:5 to 9
Bloom Time:spring
Comments:Showy, amethyst seed heads in summer. Attracts birds and butterflies.
Germination:Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90-140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F.
Picture Copyright: Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth, TX.