Sporobolus heterolipis Tara
Tara Compact Prairie Dropseed
Details24" 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.
|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|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|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)|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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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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