Love grass

Eragrostis curvula 'Totnes Burgundy'

Love grass - Eragrostis curvula  'Totnes Burgundy'

Common Name: Love grass
Genus: Eragrostis
Species: curvula
Cultivar: 'Totnes Burgundy'

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Flower Colour: Grey
Foliage Colour: RedFlowering Period: August & September

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

A beautiful mound-forming perennial grass with arching leaves that turn wine-red as they mature. In late summer and early autumn it produces masses of grey nodding spikelets. A fabulous new ornamental grass that looks great grown in a sunny border. It copes well with drought once established and the flowers look lovely in dried flower arrangements.           

  • Garden care: Cut to the ground in early spring. Divide plants between mid-spring and early summer.