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Eragrostis

Elliott’s Lovegrass

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. 

 

Blooms July–November

Size: 2' 0" – 3' 0" high x 2' 0" – 3' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

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ornamental grasses have a lot of merit, presenting superb versatility and easy-care temperaments plus welcome deer resistance. Equally at ease in either formal or informal settings, they make stellar additions to meadows, naturalized gardens and mixed borders, where they can serve as groundcovers, stand-alone specimens or large-scale sweeps. Ornamental grasses are best positioned so their glimmering inflorescences are backlit by the afternoon sun. Imbued with honey, oatmeal, silver and sable hues to smoky rose and violet shades, the graceful blooms lend a mesmerizing kinetic aspect on breezy days. Aside from sprucing up fresh or dried arrangements with long-lasting loft and textural intrigue, many flowers and seed heads supply much-needed nourishment and nesting materials for birds and other wildlife. Striking color, especially in autumn, can be found among the blade-like foliage of Andropogon, Panicum and Schizachyrium, which splash purple, fiery red and tangerine accents, while some Molinia radiate bright buttery yellows. Please be sure to browse our extensive online selections of ornamental grasses. We hope a handful of our grasses will beckon you to dig them into your own garden.

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