PURPLE LOVEGRASS Eragrostis spectabilis
Eragrostis spectabilis, known as purple lovegrass, is a native to eastern and central North America from Maine to as far west as South Dakota, and south to Florida and Arizona and even down into Mexico. In addition to its native distribution in North America, purple love grass is widely grown in China as an ornamental plant non-natively.
Eragrostis spectabilis is an upright, tufted grass that grows from 30 to 70 cm tall. Its common name, purple love grass, comes from its inflorescence towards the top of the stem. They bloom in late summer to early fall, turn purple, and contain the seeds.
Type: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 5-9
Height: 30-70cm, 12-28"
Seeds per pack: 10
Germination: Sprinkle the seeds on the surface of a sterile seed-start mix and water in. Keep lightly moist until germination.