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Eragrostis curvula 'Totnes Burgundy' (Love grass 'Totnes Burgundy')

Intermediate
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Eragrostis curvula 'Totnes Burgundy'

Other names

Love grass 'Totnes Burgundy'

Genus

Eragrostis Eragrostis

Variety or Cultivar

'Totnes Burgundy' _ 'Totnes Burgundy' is a dense, mound-forming, deciduous perennial grass with dark green, linear leaves that turn wine-red as they mature. Large, arching panicles of grey-green spiklets bloom in late summer and early autumn.


Eragrostis curvula 'Totnes Burgundy' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Maroon, Red, Dark-green in Summer; Maroon, Red, Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Remove dead foliage and old flower stems in early spring before new growth emerges.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Eragrostis curvula 'Totnes Burgundy' (Love grass 'Totnes Burgundy') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Grow in a warm, sunny site in light, moderately fertile soil. May need winter protection in colder areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Eragrostis curvula 'Totnes Burgundy'

Other names

Love grass 'Totnes Burgundy'

Genus

Eragrostis Eragrostis

Variety or Cultivar

'Totnes Burgundy' _ 'Totnes Burgundy' is a dense, mound-forming, deciduous perennial grass with dark green, linear leaves that turn wine-red as they mature. Large, arching panicles of grey-green spiklets bloom in late summer and early autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Maroon, Red, Dark-green in Summer; Maroon, Red, Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Remove dead foliage and old flower stems in early spring before new growth emerges.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Eragrostis curvula 'Totnes Burgundy' (Love grass 'Totnes Burgundy') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.9m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Foliage only, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Grow in a warm, sunny site in light, moderately fertile soil. May need winter protection in colder areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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