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Purple Lovegrass

Eragrostis spectabilis



Low grass that produces purple inflorescences. Rarely damaged by deer. 1 to 2 feet tall. Dry soils; sun to partial shade. Blooms July and August.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Purple Plains Lovegrass, Tumblegrass
Plant Family:Poaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Graminoids/Grasses
South Jersey Native Range:South Jersey
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:July and August
Fruit Timing:July to October
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Dry
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Dry

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