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Eragrostis spectabilis, RI Ecotype
Purple Lovegrass, RI Ecotype

Low-growing, short-rhizomed bunchgrass; grows well in open areas; provides a short visual layer when used with little bluestem or sideoats grama; early fall color.

General Product Information:

Item Number: ERASPE06
Species Type:
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Classification: Herbaceous Perennial
Characteristics: Produces a purplish panicle.
Habitat: Sandy fields, pastures, roadsides, open woods, open areas; tolerates low fertility soils.
Bloom Period: August to October
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 2.3 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 4 in
pH: 4.0 – 7.5

Indicator Regions (view map & key):

Northcentral & Northeast:
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont:
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: 


Shade: Full Sun
Drought: High
Salt: No

Seed Information:

Approximate seeds per lb: 1,000,000
Mix Seed Rate per Acre: Up to 0.4 lb



Price: $192.00/Lb

This species is included in the following Ernst Seed Mixes

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