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Prairie dropseed is a warm season, ornamental grass found in prairies and meadows.

Prairie dropseed is a warm season, ornamental grass found in prairies and meadows. USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 15 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Typical inventory plug

Sporobolus heterolepis

Prairie dropseed

Graceful, fine textured grass with deep green foliage and an arching fountain form. This personal favorite produces outrageous fall color. The flowers have a slight fragrance, resembling coriander.  Grows well in moist to dry soils in full sun; drought tolerant. 


Height:

2-3 ft

Spread:

2-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3-8

Bloom Color:

Green, Tan

Sporobolus heterolepis Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant

Attracts Wildlife

  • Songbirds

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Dry

Attributes

  • Naturalizing
  • Ground Cover
  • Fragrant
  • Drought Tolerant

Flowering Months

  • August

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPHE