Prairie Dropseed

Sporobolus heterolepis

Item 1208

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USDA Zone:
3-9
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

A fine-textured grass for the landscape with tall, slender stalks that display airy, remarkably fragrant, light brown, late summer panicles. Dense, mounded foliage turns deep copper-gold in fall. Attractive accent, or easy care groundcover, if planted en masse. Long-lived and trouble free. Rarely self-seeds.

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Average Size at Maturity
Slowly reaches 1 1/2 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide; 3 ft. tall in bloom.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Sporobolus heterolepis
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Herbaceous
Growth Habit: Mounding
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Dense Habit, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Fragrant
Bloom Time: Summer to Fall
Flower Color: Brown
Garden Style: Rustic

Tolerates a range of soils, including heavy clay; prefers slightly dry, rocky soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; allow to dry slightly between intervals. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge.

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