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Eragrostis elliottii

Also called Elliott's Love Grass, Blue Eros Love Grass


 Suitable Substitutions for Eragrostis elliottii

Festuca glauca

Festuca glauca

Blue Fescue

Eragrostis spectabilis

Eragrostis spectabilis

Purple Love Grass

 

More About Eragrostis elliottii

  • Grass has a mounding, upright habit and forms a dense clump
  • Narrow fine-textured leaf blades are powder-blue above, green beneath
  • Hazy puffs of bluish flowers change to a tan colour in the fall
  • Bloom Time: Early summer
  • Flower Height: 90 cm
  • Foliage Height: 60 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:

7

Height:

60-90 cm

Spread:

40-60 cm

Colour:

Blue
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Blue Love Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to dry soil, in full sun to light shade. Does not tolerate being wet through the winter. Leaving the foliage adds winter interest, but prune in late winter to make way for new growth.


Eragrostis elliottii Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Xeriscape
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Mounding
Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Blue
Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge