Erogrostis spectabilis, Purple Love Grass

Chasmanthium latifolium, Northern sea oats, Indian wood oats
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  • Item #: GP56
  • Attractive Fall Color:
  • Average - Dry soil:
  • Average to moist soil:
  • Average well drained soil:
  • Average Wildlife Value:
  • Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture:
  • Dry-Moist Soil:
  • Erosion Control:
  • FACW- Usually occur in wetlands, but may occur in non-wetlands:
  • Flood Tolerant:
  • Four Season Interest:
  • Full - Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
  • Grass/ Sedge/ Rush:
  • Groundcover:
  • Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay:
  • Moist Soil:
  • Native to Coastal Regions:
  • Native to Piedmont Regions:
  • Occasionally wet soil (non tidal):
  • Organic soil- high level of decayed leaves, bark:
  • Salt Tolerant:
  • Sandy soil, coarse texture:
  • Small Mammals:
  • Songbirds:
  • Waterfowl:
  • Full Sun:
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Erogrostis spectabilis, Purple Love Grass

Size Notes: 8-18 inches tall. 
Leaf: Green 
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

 Bloom Color: Red , Purple 
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct 

Water Use: Low 
Light Requirement: Sun 
Soil Moisture: Moist 
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low 
Cold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy soils. Well drained open fields. Grows best on moist, sandy soil in full sun. 
Conditions Comments: When in bloom, the short stalks create a nice hazy purple-red coloration especially when grown in a mass. Like most grasses. This plant grows rhizomously and can spread and it will reseed if seeds allowed to ripen. 

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