Eragrostis spectabilis, Purple Love Grass
Sold in a strip of 5 deep plugs for $35.00
These deep plugs allow for a large plant - up to 16” tall depending on the species and time of year - with a well-established mature, deep root system.
This size plug is 2” x 2” across, and 5” deep.
Purple love grass is a sun-loving perennial grass that reaches 1 – 2 feet in an informal, loose clump. In summer, the blooms are reddish-purple spikelets that rise above the foliage and eventually fade to bronze by October. A genuinely nice plant for hot, dry areas, it will tolerate more infertile, poor soils. The plant will gently spread by self-seeding and stem rooting along the ground at the nodes. It is attractive to birds for the seeds and is native to Central and Eastern PA.
Photo by David J. Stang CC BY-SA