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Eragrostis spectabilis

Also called Tumble Grass


More About Eragrostis spectabilis

  • Grass has a mounding habit and forms a disorganized clump
  • Leaf blades are light green with a hint of red
  • Foliage turns bronze-red in the fall
  • Hazy puffs of reddish-purple flowers change to a tan colour in the fall
  • This grass looks very impressive in a mass planting
  • Bloom Time: Late summer
  • Flower Height: 60 cm
  • Foliage Height: 25 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:

25-60 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Purple
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Purple Love Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow best in an average to dry, sandy soil, in full sun to light shade. 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.


Eragrostis spectabilis Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Xeriscape
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Fall
Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge
Foundation planting
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Eragrostis spectabilis

Stipa tenuifolia

Stipa tenuifolia

Mexican Feather Grass

Eragrostis trichodes

Eragrostis trichodes

Sand Love Grass

Eragrostis elliottii

Eragrostis elliottii

Blue Love Grass