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Sun: Full

Moisture: Dry to medium

Height: 1.5'

Bloom Time: Aug-Sep

Bloom Color: Purple

Genotype: Ypsilanti Township.


This low grass of sunny sandy areas creates a magical ground-fog of purple in the fall garden. Good for borders or for naturalizing in a large open area. The loose, airy seedheads create break-off tumbleweeds that, given a good fall wind, go flying through the air. The loose seedheads also tend to creep up pantlegs and, in days gone by, petticoats, hence this grass's onetime name "Petticoat Climber."

Grass: Eragrostis spectabilis (Purple Love Grass)

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