A vaporous cloud!
Sand love grass is endemic to the Great Plains of North America and from August onwards produces a multitude of pink spikes which look like vaporous clouds wafting in the slightest breeze.
In a contemporary garden we like to highlight its wavy habit by mass planting in the foreground of a bed of Panicum virgatum.
Its inflorescences sometime turn golden and make magnificent bouquets which can be kept for a long time.
Very drought resistant and sun-loving Eragrostis trichodes is easy to grow, hardy (-25°C) and needs very little maintenance. Once established, this grass is happy with ordinary, light, well-drained soil.
Prune the inflorescences at the end of winter. Re-seeds itself.
- 9,5cm pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 6-10
- Height: 70 to 100cm
- Plant spacing: 70 cm
- Flower colour: pink
- Flowering period: autumn flowers summer flowers