Purple Love Grass

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Purple Love Grass dazzles with an abundance of texture, from fine blue-green foliage to airy clouds of rose-purple flower panicles. Plants bloom mid to late summer followed by airy seed heads and coppery autumn foliage. This compact, drought-tolerant native grass is highly adaptable and naturalizes readily, perfect for low-maintenance landscaping. Plant en masse for a stunning display. (Eragrostis spectabilis)
Zones 3 - 8
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Good For Dried Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 12-24" tall , 12-24" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late summer

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

Purple Love Grass is a compact native grass with rosy panicles floating above the foliage and simply glowing against the sunlight. It is listed as one of famed landscape designer Piet Oudolf’s 100 Must-Have Plants. Set plants at the front of the perennial border or raised in rock gardens where the sun can catch them, or in meadows or prairie gardens alongside flowering natives such as Asters, Liatris, and Goldenrod. The airy seed heads are used to add texture to dried flower arrangements. Often found on sandy or disturbed sites, purple love grass provides excellent erosion control and naturalizes readily. The native range extends from Maine to Wyoming, south to Florida and Arizona, and includes dry prairies, upland savannas, open woods, and limestone glades. Provide full sun and dry, well-drained, sandy, or gravelly soil. Purple Love Grass is drought tolerant, and can grow near black walnut trees. Watch for songbirds foraging on seeds in autumn.

More Information
Associated SKUsAM020075
AM020041 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM020042 (Tray of 16)
Common Name
Purple Love Grass
Botanical Name
Eragrostis spectabilis
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Red, Purple
Mature Height
12-24" tall
Mature Spread
12-24" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Dry Sites
Native, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Good For Dried Flowers
Planting Time
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
North America
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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