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Lovegrass

Eragrostis

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.

Light:

Sun

Type:

Height:

1 to 3 feet

Width:

15-48 inches wide

Flower Color:

Zones:

5-10


how to grow Lovegrass


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Aster

Asters get their name from the Latin word for "star," and their flowers are indeed the superstars of the fall garden. Some types of this native plant can reach up to 6 feet with flowers in white and pinks but also, perhaps most strikingly, in rich purples and showy lavenders.Not all asters are fall bloomers. Extend the season by growing some of the summer bloomers, as well. Some are naturally compact; tall types that grow more than 2 feet tall benefit from staking or an early-season pinching or cutting back by about one-third in July or so to keep the plant more compact.

Evening primrose

With brilliant yellow, pink, or white cups or goblets, beautiful evening primroses are so easy to grow that you'll see them thriving uncared for along roadsides. Their cup-shape flowers of various sizes open during the day, and many are wonderfully fragrant. Take note, though: Some spread enthusiastically and need control.

Coreopsis

One of the longest bloomers in the garden, coreopsis produces (usually) sunny yellow daisylike flowers that attract butterflies. Coreopsis, depending on the variety, also bears golden-yellow, pale yellow, pink, or bicolor flowers. It will bloom from early to midsummer or longer as long as it's deadheaded.

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