Tridens flavus - Purple Top

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Item #: TRI04G
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  • 1 PLS Oz.   ($4.00)
Tridens flavus - Purple Top

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.


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

Attracts: Butterflies

Host Plant: Cross-line skipper, Broad-winged skipper, Little Glassywing skipper, Large Wood Nymph