Eragrostis spectabilis

purple lovegrass

Poaceae (Gramineae)

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Plant Specifics

Form: grass
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-4 ft    Width: 2-3 ft
Fruit Color: fruit color      purple
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Makes a good border plant that become pink haze in the fall.
Propagation: Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Birds and other wildlife consume seed. Larval host for zabulon skipper (Poanes zabulon).
Native Habitats: Flatwoods, sandhills, lake shores, disturbed sites.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A