Purple Love Grass Plant

Ideal as Edging or Ground Cover

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Purple Love Grass Plant

Ideal as Edging or Ground Cover

  • Clumps of light green foliage
  • Red-purple flowers open in late summer
  • Grows 18-24 in. tall
  • Drought tolerant
  • Ideal for borders and naturalized areas
This easy-care ornamental bunch grass adds months of movement, texture and color to borders and naturalized areas. Growing 18-24 in. tall in dense clumps, Purple Love Grass starts out with light green foliage. Its foliage then turns bronze in the fall. In late summer, brilliantly colored, red-purple inflorescences open, giving the plant a glowing look at sunset. The inflorescence also are attractive in dried flower arrangements. A low-maintenance perennial, Purple Love Grass tolerates poor, dry soils and is drought tolerant, once established. Looks best when planted in groups. Grows best in full sun. Zones 5-9.
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Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Spring 2022 Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/2/22 - 6/24/22
4B 5/2/22 - 6/24/22
5A 4/11/22 - 6/24/22
5B 3/28/22 - 6/24/22
6A 3/14/22 - 6/24/22
6B 2/28/22 - 6/24/22
7A 2/24/22 - 6/24/22
7B 2/21/22 - 6/24/22
8A 2/17/22 - 6/10/22
8B 2/14/22 - 6/10/22
9A & B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
10A & B 2/7/22 - 6/10/22
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/20/22
8A-10B: 6/6/22

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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  • Botanical Name: Eragrostis spectabilis
  • Height: 18-24 inches
  • Spread:12-18 inches
  • Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color: Bright rose-Red
  • Size: Potted
  • Blooms: Mid Summer, Late Summer, All Summer, Fall
  • Zone: 5-9
  • Form: Perennial
  • Flower Form: Sparsely to many branched panicles of small flat inflorescences.
  • Soil Requirements: Tolerates poor dry soils but does best in sandy moist soils
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Pruning: In late winter or early spring trim back before new growth starts.
  • Foliage: Narrow linear leaves that are flat or rolled. Light green with bronze fall color mixed with a slight bluish tint.

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