- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 6 - 10
- Height: 28 inches
- Width: 28 inches
- Foliage Color: Blue-green
- Flower Color: White to tan-colored
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Fall Color: No change
- Soil Requirement: Well-drained soils, pH 5.5 - 6.5
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Moisture Requirements: Average to dry
- Temperature: 68 - 72F
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Do not cover seed. Lightly press in to soil.
- Sowing Rate: 2 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 28 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Love Grass
Love Grass (Eragrostis elliotii Blue Eros) - Ornamental grasses add flowing beauty to the landscape and Blue Love Grass is exceptional for adding beauty. Grown from Blue Love Grass seed, this Native American grass is graceful in form with narrow, blue foliage. The airy flower plumes begin appearing in July, maturing to a tan color in August and gradually to a lighter straw color in the fall. Maintains interest throughout the winter and is drought tolerant. Other common names include Elliott's Lovegrass and Field Love Grass.
How To Grow Love Grass From Ornamental Grass Seeds: Lovegrass seed can be started indoors in the late winter or directly outdoors in the spring. Prepare a seedbed by loosening the soil and raking it to a fine tilth, and press the ornamental grass seeds into the soil and lightly cover. This hardy perennial forms an upright clumping habit. Blue blades are slightly weeping and wave nicely in the breeze. Blue-green spikelets produced abundantly in the summer and mature in to a tan by fall. Very drought tolerant ornamental grass that is also tolerant of poor soils. Ornamental grass care includes cutting the Love Grass back in the late winter to prepare for new spring growth.