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Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed)

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A native warm season grass that forms a 2-3 foot tall clump with delicate open panicles that are surprisingly fragrant. Fall is the true season of interest with orange-red fall color softening to creamy beige in the winter. It thrives in sunny, dry locations.

Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed)

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Once a major component of the Midwestern prairie, this plant has only lately been rediscovered by American gardeners. A native warm season grass, it grows in a 2-3 feet tall clump, with delicate open panicles that are surprisingly fragrant. Fall is the true season of interest for prairie dropseed, with orange-red fall color softening to creamy beige in the winter. A good plant for edging or the perennial garden, it thrives in sunny, dry locations

Additional Information

Name Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed)
Nursery Only No
Plant Height 2-3 ft
Plant Width 1-2 ft
Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Hardy to Temp -25°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Soil Moisture Dry, Average
Bloom Color Orange
Fragrant Yes
Deer Resistant Yes
Attracts Wildlife Birds
U.S. Native Yes
New Offering No
Common Name Prairie Dropseed
Catalog Category Grass & Grass-like Plants