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Eragrostis spectabilis

Eragrostis spectabilis
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Eragrostis spectabilis - Purple Lovegrass

This fluffy grass grows native in the eastern 2/3rds of North America.Though a warm season grass, this eragrostis spectabilis emerges with blue green foliage that gradually fades to a bronze-red with fall. Mid to late summer, the fluffy, airy blooms pop with tiny seeds (yes, it's self-pollinating). 

Things to love about the Purple Love Grass:

  • Drought tolerant
  • Lawn alternative
  • Native to US
  • Meadow or Prairie Grass
  • Use in difficult to plant areas
  • Requires no water or ferilizer 
  • Plant in groups of 3 or 5
  • Salt tolerant - can be a dune grass
  • Loves dry, open areas

Is Purple Lovegrass Invasive?

It is like other grasses that are self seedling, it does spread. Spreading and invasive are not the same thing. As it is a native grass, the spread should be welcome. Best to plant in areas that are open where it can enjoy the stretch. Invasive generally refers to plants that bully their way into areas damaging buildings and killing the plant life.

Purple Lovegrass Companion Plants:

Thank you to Hoffman Nursery for sharing their amazing picture of the Purple Love Grass with purple blooms.


Purple Love Grass is grown in one gallon (trade size) containers. Orders shipping to CA or AZ addresses may be partially bare rooted for shipping.