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).
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Native
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Winter Interest
Adds Movement
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height24" tall
Mature Spread18" wide
SizeNo
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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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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.
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SKUHBL6X51
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
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
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Fragrant, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Winter Interest, Adds Movement
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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