Sporobolus Heterolepis

Prairie Dropseed, Ornamental Grass

Type: Perennials, Grasses, Groundcovers
Height: Medium 22" (3' in flower) (Plant 24" apart.)
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower / Accent: Pink / Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
One of the most handsome and refined of the native grasses. Sporobolus Heterolepis makes a fine textured specimen in the garden or in a mass planting. Deep green foliage is topped with airy 2-3' plumes starting in late summer. Plumes have a scent reminiscent of coriander. Deep roots make this a good choice for a sunny slope. Foliage turns bronze in the fall.

Features to Note:

  • Fragrant
  • Groundcovers
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Winter Interest
  • Deer Resistant

Sporobolus General Information:

Sporobolus are easy to grow and low maintenance. Fine-textured foliage forms a dense arching tuft. Seed fronds provide food for songbirds. Tolerant of a wide range of soils, including rocky or clay, but prefers a well-draining site for best performance.

Sporobolus Plant Care:

Once established Sporobolus is long lived and needs little care. Can be divided in Spring if desired.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Ships: Fall 2016
Plant Code: SPHE