purple lovegrass

 

Botanical Name Eragrostis spectabilis
Common Name purple lovegrass
Family Poaceae
USDA Zone 5 to 9
Light Requirement Full Sun
Season(s) of interest Summer, Fall, Winter
Height and Spread
1-2ft x 1-2ft (30-60cm x 30-60cm)
Flower Color Red, Pink
Attracts Wildlife
Provides Food for Birds; Hosts
Additional Information
Native to the Chicago Region. Native range: Southern Canada through Eastern U.S. and South through Mexico and Central America
Location in Lurie Garden
West Meadow, East Meadow, Salvia River, Northeast Light Plate, Southeast Light Plate