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Eragrostis curvula

Eragrostis curvula

Common name weeping lovegrass
Family poaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-9)
Size 2-4' in bloom
Light full sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.

Tufted grass with hair-like foliage and dark flower clusters. When I first grew it, I didn't know if it would prove to be hardy in our zone 6 garden. Even as an annual, it makes a good mop of hairy grass in a single season - but so far it's been perennial for us. Some years it's slower to return after being beaten back by winter, but our original plant is still there.

weeping lovegrass
We leave ours stand through winter, so we can be treated to sights like this one...
Eragrostis curvula
...which, by winter's end, devolve to this. Still curvaceous though, in all its deadness

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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