- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
- Mature Spread 24 - 36 Inches
- Growing Zones 2 - 8
What takes a garden from humdrum to fantastic? Texture!! Grasses are a great way to add texture and color to any garden, and Purple Lovegrass is an excellent choice. Purple Lovegrass provides texture and color in a magical package with fluffy seed heads in stunning purplish pink. As a warm-season grass, this dreamy display of textured pink and purple comes on in late summer and fall. Unlike many grasses that can get out of control with spread and height, Purple Lovegrass is tidy and well-behaved with a softly mounding, low growing habit.
Purple Lovegrass is a tough plant that will survive where other plants do not. Hardy from zone 4-10, this plant is native to Central and Eastern North America found along roadsides and in sandy fields. Purple Lovegrass is deer resistant, not prone to diseases, and tolerant of hot conditions. It is an excellent choice for mass plantings, small groups, borders, meadow gardens, and native gardens.
Purple Lovegrass Care
Purple Lovegrass prefers a location with full sun. Plant it in sandy or rocky soil that is well drained. Purple Lovegrass tolerates a wide range of soil pH levels from 4.6-7.9. Do not overwater Purple Lovegrass, as it has lower water needs and is drought tolerant. Fertilizer is not required for the plant to thrive.
Purple Lovegrass will go dormant in the winter and will benefit from seasonal pruning. Cut back the foliage to the ground in late fall, winter, or early spring while the plants are dormant to promote new growth in the springtime. Purple Lovegrass can be mowed a few times a year if used as a lawn alternative in a location with light foot traffic. Plants can be divided and transplanted when they are dormant.
Purple Lovegrass Spacing
Purple Lovegrass will reach 18-24 inches in height with a spread of 24 - 36 inches. Space plants about 2 feet apart for a mass planting.
Purple Lovegrass Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 2 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 24 - 36 Inches|
|Spacing: 24 - 36 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Bronze|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Attracts: Birds, Butterflies|
|Uses: Borders, Groundcovers, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Native to North America|
|Brand: American Beauties Native Plants|
|Common Name: Purple Lovegrass|
|Other Name(s): Purple Lovegrass|
|Scientific Name: Eragrostis spectabilis|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.