Aristida purpurea

Purple Three-Awn

Plant family: Poaceae - Grass


Plant type: Grass-like

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Insignificant
Blooming Season Fall, Summer
Height 2-3 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Grassland

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Decomposed Granite, Sand

Special Characteristic

Good in Containers

Plant Highlights

This is a perennial grass, with fine leaves and very attractive purple flower heads. It grows to less than 3' in height. It is a grass lovers dream grass, small clumps of green stems with purple haze of flowerheads atop. Planting en masse produces stunning purple show in the warm season, or artfully placed small clumps will add some color and movement to a summer garden.

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