Ornamental Grass - Prairie Dropseed - 1 Gal.


Sporobolus heterolepsis

This clump forming American Beauties grass is one of the signature North American native grasses and has a decidedly fine texture with very thin, deep green grass blades arching over to form a thick dense clump in the landscape. Prarie Dropseed is unique for its tremendous fall color as foliage turns golden as the weather cools with orange hues, and for its open panicled flower in shades of pink and brown that carries a striking coriander scent. Even more spectacular than this selection's color and flowering is its attractiveness to native birds. Round, tiny seeds drop from mature flowers to the base of the plant giving this sun loving, dry soil tolerating plant its interesting name and providing a bountiful food source. Use this grass singly or in large groups to great effect in your garden and for bird watching!

Plant Details

Zone: 3 - 8

Mature Size: 4-12in High x 10-12in Wide

Growing Tips

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Availability and quality confirmed as of Thursday, October 17 2019

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Plant Size Guide

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