Grass, Love Blue
Description: Eragrostis elliottii, commonly known as love grass, is native to certain open woodlands, sandy areas and prairies in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. It is a fine-textured, warm season grass that is noted for its blue-green foliage and fluffy white flowers. ‘Wind Dancer’ features narrow (1/4 wide) blue-green leaves. White flower panicles appear in summer, turn tan by late summer as the seed ripens and finally lighten to straw hues in autumn. Flower panicles dance in the wind, hence the cultivar name. Additional common names for this species of grass include field love grass, blue love grass and Elliott’s love grass.
Common Name: Love Blue Grass
Scientific Name: Eragrostis elliottii
Type: Perennial, Ornamental Grass
Exposure: Full – Partial Shade
Size: 2-3′ height, 2-3′ spread
Foliage Color: Blue
Bloom Color: Tan
Bloom Period: June – August
Landscape Use: Rock Garden, Erosion Control
Zone: 7 – 9
Growth Rate: Moderate
Companion Plants: Yarrow, Aster, Coneflower, Daylily, Shasta daisy, Blanket Flower, Black Eyed Susan and Geranium. Stop by and visit our garden center and nursery to talk with our staff about other plants in stock.
Maintenance: Cut back to 2″ in late Fall or early Spring