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Sporobolus heterolepis - (@ Maine Bot Garden)

Sporobolus heterolepis

Prairie Dropseed

Prairie Dropseed is a green clumping grass with airy delicate panicles held high above the foliage. The fall color is a wonderful orange, changing to cream in winter. It is extremely tolerant of dry sites, and it has a wonderful flowery fragrance to boot when planted in mass.  An important seed source for winter birds.

PRN Preferred:  What other grass combines beautiful airy seed panicles, showy fall color and great fragrance?

Height

24 Inches

Spread

18 Inches

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
1051 Sporobolus heterolepis #1 (NATIVE) Dormant
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Erosion Control
Fall Color - Attractive
Fragrant - Flower
Green Roof Plants
Groundcover
Lawn Alternative
Native
Native - Straight Species
Winter Interest
Foliage
Soil Conditions
Dry
Sandy
Exposure
Sun
Special Recognition
Pleasant Run Nursery Preferred Selection
Attracts Wildlife
Food Source for Wildlife
Tolerance
Clay Soil Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Grass Season
Warm Season
Companion Plants to Sporobolus heterolepis
Whorled Milkweed Asclepias verticillata
Whorled Milkweed
Fall Aster Aster 'Wood's Purple'
Fall Aster
Poppy-mallow/Wine Cups Callirhoe involucrata
Poppy-mallow/Wine Cups
Similar Plants to Sporobolus heterolepis
Blue Grama Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'
Blue Grama
Hakone Grass Hakonechloa macra
Hakone Grass
Side-oats Grama Bouteloua curtipendula
Side-oats Grama