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Eragrostis trichodes

Also called Weeping Love Grass


 Suitable Substitutions for Eragrostis trichodes

Eragrostis spectabilis

Eragrostis spectabilis

Purple Love Grass

 

More About Eragrostis trichodes

  • Grass has an upright, cascading habit and forms a disorganized clump
  • Leaf blades are light green to gray, changing to reddish in the fall
  • Hazy puffs of reddish-pink airy seed heads rise above foliage on stiff stems
  • This grass looks stunning when planted in mass
  • Bloom Time: July to August
  • Flower Height: 120 cm
  • Foliage Height: 80 cm
  • Grass type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.

 

Zone:

5

Height:

80-120 cm

Spread:

60-80 cm

Colour:

Pink,Purple

Sand Love Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to dry well-drained soil, in full sun. Leaving foliage adds winter interest if desired, but prune in late winter to make way for new growth. Spreads by rhizome and self-seeds by the tumbleweed method.

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Eragrostis trichodes Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Upright
Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Gray
Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Naturalizing