(Prairie Dropseed) Create a mass of beauty with Sporobolus heterolepis or also known as Prairie Dropseed. Planted in mass or as a border, Sporobolus heterolepis will add texture, motion, and beauty to your garden. Standing 2-3 foot tall and wide, Sporobolus heterolepis is a long lived native perennial grass that grows well in hot and dry areas with full sun. In the late season the foliage takes on a golden yellow color. Enjoy the rustling of birds as they enjoy the seeds Sporobolus heterolepis produces. This deer resistant variety is perfect in meadows and rock gardens alike.
Common Name: Prairie Dropseed
Plant Type: Perennial
Brand: American Beauties Native Plants
Hardiness Zone: 3, 5, 6, 7, 8What is my zone?
Max Height: 2 – 3 Feet
Max Spread: 2 – 3 Feet
Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions: Songbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Soil Moisture Needs: Moderate
Attributes: Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous, Drought Tolerant, Native
Design Use: Border, Ground Cover, Massing, Specimen
Season of Interest (Foliage): Spring, Summer, Fall