Weeping Love Grass
Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants
Only a few love grasses are cultivated in gardens. These form graceful clumps of fine-textured foliage; airy floral plumes float like clouds above the leaves. Useful as textural accents or as bank or groundcovers. All are drought-tolerant and need excellent drainage; they grow best in sandy soils. They reseed readily. Plants are tough and carefree; cut back to a few inches tall in late fall or winter to make way for new spring growth.Eragrostis curvula
From southern Africa and India. Billowing mass of slender, dark green, hairlike leaves reaches 3 ft. tall and wide. In summer, lavender-gray flower plumes increase plant height to 4 ft. Foliage picks up yellow and bronzy hues in cold weather. Evergreen in mild-winter zones. Excellent for massing. Tolerates almost any soil and may be used to control erosion.
Native to Texas and Louisiana. Airy growth to 2 1/2–4 ft. high, 2–3 ft. wide. Leaves are 1...
Native to the Mediterranean region. Once valued for its bold effect in garden fringes and near water a...
From Europe. Dull dark green, three- to five-lobed leaves with paler veins are 2–4 in. wide at t...