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Aristida purpurea (Purple Three Awn)

Aristida purpurea
Purple Three Awn Grass

The purple-tinted stems and flowers of this erect, compact grass attract attention during the warm months, especially where it grows abundantly along roadsides. The fine-textured foliage ranges in color from green to blue. In the fall, the three long awns attached to each seed glow in the sunlight. It has a wide distribution, growing at elevations from 1000 to 5000 feet in much of the Southwest. It thrives in sunny, dry locations, preferring minimal irrigation. It reseeds prolifically if water is available.

Plant Type Native, Grass
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 6 (-10° F)
Flower Color Green
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Fast
Height 1' - 3' (ft)
Spread 1' - 2' (ft)
Spacing 1' - 2' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Great Foliage
Attracts Bees, Pollinators, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Tolerance Cold, Dry Soil
Soil Type Sand
Soil PH Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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