Sunday, June 24, 2012

Love Grass

Eragrostis
A group of perennial grasses that are great for massing, that prefer full sun.

Eragrostis spectabilis ( Purple Love Grass )
A fast growing clumping grass, reaching up to 2 x 2 feet with pink to purplish-red flower plumes during autumn.
Hardy zones 5 to 9 in full sun on well drained soil. It is extremely drought tolerant. It is not prone to pests or disease. Propagation is from seed and it may self sow if seed heads are not removed.

Eragrostis trichoides ( Sand Love Grass )
Reaches up to 5 feet with bronze colored flower inflorescences.
Hardy zones 5 to 9 in full sun.

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