African love grass Eragrostis curvula

African love grass


E. curvula is a deciduous perennial grass forming a dense clump of rough, dark green, linear leaves, with large arching panicles of grey-green spikelets in summer

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      African love grass weeping love grass

    • Common names

      Eragrostis aff. chloromelas

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1-1.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.5-1 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Cut back old stems to the ground in early spring before growth resumes

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Low Maintenance Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in spring or by division in early summer

  • insectPests

    Generally pest free

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free