Eragrostis spectabilis (Purple Lovegrass) [20 Seeds]


Germination Information: I recommend these seeds for experienced seed-starters only, because they are VERY tiny and need careful handling. Surface-sow them in a pot or cell-pack in spring or summer and keep them in a warm, bright place for sprouting.

Transplant the seedlings (in groups) to individual pots when they’re 1 to 2 inches tall. Use groups of 8 to 10 or so if you want bigger clumps faster, or 4 to 6 per pot if you want a larger number of starter plants.

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Purple lovegrass (Eragrostis spectabilis) is a clump-forming, warm-season grass that produces clouds of tiny, purplish pink blooms in mid- or late summer into early fall; to around 18 inches tall. It’s tremendously photogenic in a meadow or naturalistic planting, but it self-sows freely, so think carefully about adding it to a typical garden border unless you don’t mind weeding out the seedlings. (I’m speaking from personal experience!) US native; these seeds are from wild plants in growing in my meadow in Bucks County, PA. Full sun. Perennial; Zones 4 to 9.

Collected in mid to late September 2023. At least 20 seeds. Be aware that these fully-cleaned seeds are extremely small and won’t look like other grass seeds you may be familiar with. PA ecotype. Shipping to US addresses only.

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