Sporobolus heterolepis
(prairie dropseed)
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Category: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Photo Credits: Steven N. Rodie

Height: 12 – 36 inches


Spread:  24 inches


Location: Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
extremely drought tolerant once established; may take years to bloom


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Average or Dry

This plant prefers Sand or Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

mounded, slightly arching, and vase-shaped; warm-season native prairie grass

Foliage

very fine, light green leaves; fall color can be brilliant orange to tan; foliage persists through winter; fine texture

Flowers

open panicles, 2 to 5 inches long on slender stalks; vanilla-scented; August-September; delicate seed heads

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