Purple Love Grass Details

Purple Love Grass

  • Botanical Name: Eragrostis spectabilis
  • Plant Type: Ornamental Grass
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Demand: Low
  • Landscape Use: Deer Resistant, Border - Edge, Erosion Control
  • Ornamental Value: Red, Purple
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Birds
  • Season: Summer, Fall
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Bushy, Spreading
  • Plant Spread: 2' - 3'
  • Plant Height: 1.5' - 2'


Grows well in unimproved soil in harsh conditions. It loses its compact shape if overwatered. When it blooms in the fall, it is covered with red flower spikes that look like a mist hanging over the plant. Looks a lot like gulf muhly but it will grow in much tougher, drier conditions.

Purple Love Grass Photos