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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)
key features
Botanical Name
Eragrostis spectabilis
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Attracts Birds, Naturalizes, Dried Flowers, Autumn Interest, Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
12-24" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


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.