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Purple Love Grass
Full to part sun, dry moisture level, sandy soil, extremely acid to slightly alkaline pH. 1-2 feet height, blooms late summer into fall, red/purple flowers, spreads at a moderate rate by rhizomes and slowly by re-seeding.
Germination Code: A, D
Native Region: Statewide
Warm season. Grows low to the ground in dense tufts. In late summer, the fine-textured stiff inflorescence appears like reddish purple clouds and eventually breaks off and floats around like a tumbleweed. Can be weedy.