Purple Top Grass (Tridens flavus)
Copyright: Fred Miller
This exquisite purple topped perennial grass is a native to the North American prairies. In the spring it appears yellow until it greens. Soon afterwards in the summer, spikes of purple will wave in the wind until it changes to brown for the winter. The long leaf blades that droop down create a wonderful safe haven for many wildlife critters. This is a magnificent grass to plant in a prairie or woodland setting, the animals and insects will love it!
Purple Top Grass is a Host Plant for:Zabulon Skipper, Little Glassywing, Common Wood-Nymph, and more
Purple Top Grass Specifications:
Sun Exposure: Partial shade
Soil: Any, except wet
Average Height: 3 ft. - 5 ft.
Average Spread: 3 ft.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 3 to 10