Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
This graceful grass naturally grows in dry woodlands and barrens mostly north of the Mason-Dixon Line.* It is the most shade-tolerant native grass, and its distinctive flowering and seed heads are a lovely ornamental feature, showing especially well when backlit.
*In the Mid-Atlantic Region, it is native to DC and MD, rare in DE, and scattered throughout PA. It is common in the mountains and Piedmont and infrequent to rare or absent in the Coastal Plain of VA.
Print Version (Legal Size): Eragrostis spectabilis (Purple Lovegrass, Tumblegrass)
Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants: Tried and True Plant Fact Sheets