Sporobolus heterolipis Tara

Tara Compact Prairie Dropseed

Sporobolus heterolipis Tara, Sporobolus heterolipis Tara, Tara Compact Prairie Dropseed

Prairie Dropseed is one of our finest native ornamental grasses. 'Tara' is a fantastic selection enjoyed for its compact size and airy display of tan flower plumes in late summer and red-orange foliage in the fall. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBL6X51

Details

24" tall x 18" wide. Prairie Dropseed is one of our finest native ornamental grasses. 'Tara' is a fantastic selection enjoyed for its compact size and airy display of tan flower plumes in late summer. It also beautifies the garden with finely textured, swirling bright green foliage that changes to showy shades of orange-red in fall. Discovered by Roy Diblik of Northwind Nursery, WI. Compost enriched garden loam. Plant with Allium.
SKU HBL6X51
Common Name Tara Compact Prairie Dropseed
Botanical Name Sporobolus heterolipis Tara
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 24" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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