Eragrostis spectabilis - purple lovegrass
Light green foliage forms a loose, open mound in the landscape that gives rise to tall, thin flowers stalks in August bearing a fine-textured cloud of pinkish seed heads that put on quite a show. Even the foliage turns a bronzy red as the season cools! It thrives in sandy soils and is easy to grow.
- Crucial to the life of native many butterflies
- Native songbirds love its seed
- Easy to grow and maintain
- Very drought tolerant
- Deer resistant
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Grows well in a sunny location with average to sandy soils.