Witness the ethereal haze of fluffy white flowers that float upon lax slender stems and you’ll see how the namesake came to be. While the native species inhabits the open woodlands, sandy enclaves and prairies of Georgia and the Carolinas, this undemanding warm season cultivar will bring a handsome fine textured mound to your backyard. Cushioned by flowing glaucous blue-green blades, the long-lasting gauzy panicles develop buff and straw tones as the season progresses, tantalizing birds, florists and gardeners through early winter. ‘Wind Dancer’ can be featured in large containers and as a soft-looking specimen in mixed borders, or it can be massed for native and meadow gardens plus planted on hillsides for erosion control. Love Grass prefers moderately moist well-drained abodes, but abides dry conditions, poor soil and black walnut roots.
Size: 2' 0" – 3' 0" high x 2' 0" – 3' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 6.
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A widespread North American resident, this irresistible warm season bunch grass gives you good reason to love it. The low, loosely arranged narrow light green blades launch tall thin flower stalks that cushion a lovely fine textured cloud of reddish purple seed heads in late summer. Bronze and burgundy-streaked autumn foliage extends the show. A butterfly’s friend and a gardener’s delight, Eragrostis spectabilis asks for good drainage and possesses unfaltering mettle, miraculously abiding air pollution and black walnuts as well as dry, poor, sandy or gravel-strewn sites.
Size: 18" – 2' 0" high x 2' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 5.