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Eragrostis spectabilis

Purple lovegrass

Eragrostis spectabilis is a grass native across the southeast, naturally found in dry open woodlands. It grows best in full sun, and on soils that are dry to occasionally moist. It is drought tolerant. This grass has showy small pinkish-purple seed heads that mature in the late summer to create an overall appearance of a purple haze above the grass (hence the common name of Purple lovegrass). It is fairly resistant to deer. It grows to be around one foot tall, and provides cover for wildlife. The seeds are also eaten by birds in the fall. Eragrostis spectabilis is an excellent specimen plant in a yard, rain garden, green roof, or any other dry landscaping location.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Eragrostis spectabilis - Plug

Purple lovegrass

864 in stock

$2.4272+ $1.21ea
Eragrostis spectabilis - Large Plug

Purple lovegrass

525 in stock

$4.8450+ $2.42ea
Eragrostis spectabilis - 4 inch

Purple lovegrass

146 in stock

$9.3236+ $4.66ea

Plant type

  • Grass / Grasslike

Mature Height

  • Up to 3'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (UPL) Obligate upland


  • Bird Supportive
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Fall Color
  • Drought Tolerant

Planting Zone

  • Upland
  • Slope

Classification by Use

  • Erosion Control
  • Green Roof
  • Rain Garden
  • Showy Native
  • Stream Restoration