Plant Details: Purple Top Grass
Category Grasses  
Zone: 5 - 9
 
Out_of_stock: N
Common Name Purple Top Grass Variety  
Regional Names  
Botanical Name Tridens flavus
Description One of my favorite native grasses, purple top grass has a rich hue to its foliage as it developes each spring. In our display garden the foliage emerges amber then yellows a bit until it matures green. Shortly after the foliage matures, the flower spikes develop as purple panicles that bloom from August to November followed by purplish seed heads. It reaches 3-5'High x 3'Wide. It does well in about any condition, except wet sites. Best for partial shade landscapes. It is the host plant for the Crossline Skipper butterfly. Purple top grass can reseed freely, but do not worry it's a native.
Notes
 
Plant Growing Conditions

Soil PH
 
Soil Type
 
Water
 
SunLight
 
Foliage
acid:
Y
 
clay:
Y
 
dry:
Y
 
full:
Y
 
Evergreen:
N
neutral:
Y
 
average: 
Y
 
average:
Y
 
partial:
Y
  SemiEvergreen:
N
alkaline:
Y
 
sand:
Y
 
wet:
N
 
shade:
Y
  Deciduous:
Y
Plant Pricing
Last Update: 2011-07-14 22:10:32.0
Container Size
Price
1 Gallon
9.00
Last Update:
2014-09-27 22:17:51.0
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