Grass Sporobolus heterolepsis

Grass Sporobolus heterolepsis

This native grass has thin, emerald green leaves which form a graceful dense clump. Prairie Dropseed has orange-yellow fall color and a good food provider for wildlife make this a great choice for native plantings. Good for massing. Tawny bloom appears in August.

Though late to emerge in spring, grasses create a striking vertical accent in the summer garden; their flowers add grace to the fall garden, and in winter, they add more interest than almost any other plant. There are many to choose from in our climate.

Bottom photo courtesy of Ellen Parker Menounos.

One of our Wicked Ruggeds, a list with our choices for perennials that stand the test of time... rugged, hardy and durable.

Native to the United States.

Botanical Name
Grass Sporobolus heterolepsis
Common Name
Prairie Dropseed
Bloom
Late Summer
Color
Tan
Family
Poaceae
Height
24-48"
Hardy to Zone
3
Light
Part Shade/Sun
Spacing
24-36"


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