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Products > Aristida purpurea 'Chino Hills'
 
Aristida purpurea 'Chino Hills' - Purple Three Awn

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Flower Color: Purple
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Aristida purpurea 'Chino Hills' (Purple Three Awn) - Native grass with fine-textured leaves to 30 inches tall and purple flowers that are showy when the sunlight illuminates them in the summer and fall. It is drought tolerant. And frost hardy to about 10 degrees F. Originally collected by Dylan Hannon (RSABG) in Tonner Canyon (Chino Puente Hills-Orange County near LA County line).  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in the nursery, in the nursery's garden, and in other gardens where it has been observed. We also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing  Aristida purpurea 'Chino Hills'.
 
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