Purple Top Grass

Low wholesale prices on large quantity purchases of 100+ plants
$2.66
We offer a 1-year unconditional warranty.
Bloom Color
Purple/Lavender,
Bloom Season
Summer, Fall,
Bloom Season
Summer, Fall,
Height At Maturity
Under 10 Feet
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
Ships
Year Round
Exposure
Full Shade,
Usage
Drought Tolerant Plants, Ponds & Water Gardens,
Usage
Drought Tolerant Plants, Ponds & Water Gardens,
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Reviews (4)

  • 5
    Purple Top Grass

    Posted by Barbara Jennings on 27th Aug 2019

    These arrived in great shape and packaged nicely. I got them planted.. Can't wait to see what they look like in the spring.

  • 5
    Purple Top Grass

    Posted by Abby Jones on 22nd Aug 2019

    this is just stunning

  • 5
    Purple Top Grass

    Posted by Vickie Delayn on 22nd Aug 2019

    this is just stunning i love it

  • 4
    Good company

    Posted by Gio on 13th May 2016

    This company always helps me out when I need to order plants. They will help guide me to the best selection for my area.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Purple Top Grass - Molinia Caerulea For Sale Affordable, Grower Direct Prices Tennessee Wholesale Nursery

Purple Top Grass is a beautiful purple grass that is intended to be grown in warm climates. It is most suggested to be produced in zone 9, however, will survive in zones 7&8 when adequately maintained during winter. This type of grass will get quite tall, about 4ft by 4ft, but can be cut back to as low as 3”. The purple top grass is drought resistant, so well-drained soil is a necessity.
Grazing livestock enjoy munching on it, birds build nests with part of the plant and eat the seeds too, and its purple hue is attractive in large fields. Purple Top Grass is also eco-friendly, easy to grow and care for, and this perennial, warm season grass is excellent for both upland restoration as well as ornamental use on properties. Purple Top Grass is considered a native grass found along roadsides, meadows, near railroads and open fields. It has several exciting features to it, including its odd shape and height. It can reach up to four feet tall, and its flat, green leaves with tufted hairs grow up to a foot long. The pyramid-shaped seed heads of this plant are purple, and when it blooms, the showy flowers are also purple to almost black in hue. The flowering season takes place from late summer into early autumn.

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When planted in mass, the purple seed heads create aesthetic beauty for one's rustic garden, pathway or meadow display, offering a languid elegance as its form bends gracefully in the breeze. It's recommended to plant the grass in the spacing of 12 to 16 inches. The favorite bunch grass is also called by another name, greasy grass. Its seeds are covered with an oily substance that attracts butterflies. It can be planted alone but does well in mixes with other warm season grasses. The grass is native to the East Coast and Southern Plains of the United States.

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Purple Top Grass 

Affectionately known as Purple Top Grass, the Eragrostis Spectabilis is an ornamental clustering species of grass that belongs to the Poaceae family and is found native throughout several regions of Mexico and the United States. The Purple Top Grass grows in both the Eastern and Western regions of the Southern United States, is commonly found in Arizona and Texas as well as in Florida and Georgia. During the warmer months of the year, bunches of Purple Top Grass have also been spotted in regions as far north as South Dakota and as far East as New England. 

 

 This grass grows best in dryer soils with plenty of drainages and is most responsive to direct sunlight. However, the Purple Top Grass is also quite resilient to high-humidity climates and can grow well in dryer patches of dirt. The flowers of the Purple Top Grass are a bright-red to purplish color, and the foliage reaches up to 10 inches in height. Leaves are a darker shade of green and reach a maximum length of 10 inches with a full spread of almost one full inch when fully mature. 

 

 The Purple Top Grass is commonly planted in meadows and for ornamenting dirt borders in gardens of dryer environments.