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Eragrostis spectabilis

 
Eragrostis spectabilis
Synonym(s) Poa spectabilis
Common name purple love grass
Family poaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers purple (Aug-Sept)
Size 12-24"
Light sun
Cultural notes drought-tolerant

Tough native perennial warm-season grass. Ours are still new to the garden, don't know what they'll do in the long run. In their first season they stayed low, but put out a nice cloud of fine-textured flowering stems.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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