Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie Dropseed

Prairie Dropseed Grass

Prairie Dropseed Grass (Sporobolus heterolepis) is considered to be one of our most ornamental native species. It has graceful, fine-textured foliage with see-through fall seed heads. An excellent performer in a wide range of conditions and soil types.
Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Good for Erosion Control
Good Rockgarden or alpine plant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Native
Winter Interest
Pest / Disease Resistant
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size 24-36" tall 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to early fall
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SKU HC016221

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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Prairie Dropseed Grass (Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie Dropseed) is widely considered to be one of our finest native grass species. Wide-ranging in nature, it's found across nearly two-thirds of the US. Well adapted to a wide variety of growing conditions and soil types (including clay), the finely textured grass blades make this clumping grass exceeding graceful and in constant motion with even the slightest breeze. The showy see-through flowering seed heads appear in late summer and hold beautifully through the winter. And seed-eating songbirds seek out this grass for food. Sporobolus also has golden fall color; an outstanding grass with four seasons of ornamental interest. Plant with other prairie wildflowers like Prairie Sage (Salvia azurea), Goldenrod (Solidago), Blazing Star (Liatris) and Little Blue Stem (Schizachrium).
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SKU
HC016221
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Prairie Dropseed Grass
Botanical Name
Sporobolus heterolepis 'Prairie Dropseed'
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Wheat
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Mature Spread
24-36" wide
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Late summer to early fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Average, Well Draining
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages
Easy to Grow, Good for Erosion Control, Good Rockgarden or alpine plant, Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Native, Winter Interest, Pest / Disease Resistant, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
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Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 25th, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 4th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
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