Eragrostis spectabalis / Purple Love Grass / Ornamental Grass / Seeds

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Eragrostis spectabalis / Purple Love Grass / Ornamental Grass / Seeds

An ornamental grass from North America, with clouds of rose-red flowers from August to October.  These are lovely plants for prairie gardens, rock gardens and naturalistic plantings, looking their best grown in groups.  Plants grow to a height of about 50cm.  They make good dried flowers. 

Purple Love Grass grows best in full sun and poorer well-drained soils.  They flower best in warmer sunny gardens in a sheltered position.  They are very drought tolerant. 

Pack of approx 100 very small seeds.  Sow the seeds in spring to early summer.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet. 

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Hardiness Hardy deciduous perennial grass (RHS Hardiness H4)
Flowers August to October
Height 50-60m
Spread 30-50cm
Conditions  Sun and poorer well drained soils

Sow the seeds in spring sparingly on the surface of a tray of moist seed compost.  Press the seeds gently into the surface of the compost and do not cover as light is needed for germination.  Keep at 20-25C and seedlings emerge in 2-4 weeks, sometimes longer.  Pot on and grow on the dry side until the plants are ready to plant out after the last frost.  


Plants die back in winter, when the dead leaves and flowers can be tidied up.  Plants start growing again in the spring.  Mature clumps can be divided in spring.