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Purple Three Awn

Purple Three Awn

Regular price $6.50 USD
Regular price Sale price $6.50 USD
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Plant Type: grass
Plant Height: 1-3 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Flower Color: purple to reddish-brown
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Purple Three Awn is a perennial grass native to North America, especially common in arid and semi-arid regions. It is known for its fine, delicate texture and striking color, which can range from purple to a reddish-brown, depending on environmental conditions.

One of the most unique features of this grass is its seed heads, which are composed of three awns (bristles) that spread out in different directions. These awns are not only visually interesting but also play a role in the plant's seed dispersal. As the seeds mature, the awns twist and untwist with changes in humidity, aiding in the distribution of seeds over a wider area.

Purple Three Awn is a low-growing grass, forming tufts or clumps. Its foliage is typically narrow and blue-green in color, providing a fine-textured appearance. The contrast between the foliage and the colorful awns makes it a visually appealing addition to a variety of landscapes.

This grass is highly valued for its drought tolerance and ability to thrive in poor, well-drained soils. It is often used in native plant gardens, xeriscaping, and as an ornamental feature in dry landscapes. Its resilience and low water requirements make it a sustainable choice for gardens in regions with limited rainfall.

Purple Three Awn also provides ecological benefits. It offers habitat and food for wildlife, and its root system helps in soil stabilization, making it useful for erosion control.

For gardeners seeking to add texture, color, and movement to their landscape, Purple Three Awn is an excellent choice. Its unique appearance, adaptability to challenging environments, and minimal maintenance requirements make it a desirable plant for both aesthetic and ecological landscaping purposes.

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