Valued for its lovely frothy purple flowers in late summer, the most widely grown of this species is purple lovegrass. It is also known as tumble grass for its seed stalk's tendency to break off and tumble in the wind in late fall. Deadhead seed stalks to prevent it from self-seeding and spreading throughout the landscape. It is extremely drought-tolerant and easy to grow.
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 15-36 inches tall
- Plant Width:
- 15-48 inches wide
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders,Groundcover
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Fall Color,Cut Flowers,Dried Flowers,Drought Tolerant,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Taller fall-blooming asters make a dramatic statement when planted behind purple lovegrass. Regardless of color, pink, purple, or white asters coordinate beautifully with the airy lavender seed stalks of purple lovegrass.Evening primrose
The bright yellow blooms of evening primrose provide a striking contrast to the delicate see-through stems of purple lovegrass, but both thrive in dry sun.Coreopsis
The fine foliage and yellow daisies of threadleaf coreopsis team perfectly with airy purple lovegrass.
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