Purple Top prefers partial shade and drier soils. It is the larval host for the Cross-line skipper, Broad-winged skipper, Little Glassywing skipper and the Large Wood Nymph.
The "Purple Top" reaches its peak in late summer to early fall and turns brown later in the season. This perennial reaches heights anywhere from 3 to 6 feet.
Seed Envelopes contain approximately 0.02 ounces of seed and cover about 5 to 10 square feet.
PLS=Pure Live Seed
Pure Live Seed is a measure of viable seed stated as a percentage. It is the product of total germination times purity.
Example: 96% Germination x 93% Purity = 89% PLS
All of our native warm season grasses and seed mixes are sold PLS.
Flower Color: Purple
Height: 3 to 6 Feet
Light Requirements: Partial Shade
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils
Bloom Time: August through November
Plant Type: Perennial
Host Plant: Cross-line skipper, Broad-winged skipper, Little Glassywing skipper, Large Wood Nymph