purple lovegrass

Eragrostis spectabilis (purple lovegrass)

Botanical Name Eragrostis spectabilis
Common Name purple lovegrass
Family Celastraceae
USDA Zone 3 thru 7
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest summer, fall, winter
Height and Spread 12-20ft x 15-25ft (3.5-6m x 4.5-7.5m)
Flower Color Red, Pink
Attracts Wildlife Provides Food for Birds, Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Native to Chicago Region.
Location in Lurie Garden West Meadow, East Meadow, Salvia River, Northeast Light Plate, Southeast Light Plate

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