Prairie Dropseed

Sporobolus heterolepis

A preferred native grass for prairie gardens, Prairie Dropseed's magnificent fountain of fine textured leaves adds a touch of elegance to any planting. A burst of flowering panicles on slender stems float above the tufted grass in late summer in tints …

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SKU
49050-03 / 29050
Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $5.99 ea.
5-10 $4.99 ea.
11-31 $3.99 ea.
32+ $2.99 ea.
Seeds 14,000 seeds/oz
Oz $25.00
1/4 Lb $75.00
1/2 Lb $135.00
Lb $225.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 2' - 4'
Bloom Color Green, Cream
Bloom Time Aug, Sep
Spacing 2'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Root Type Fibrous
Benefits Birds, Deer Resistant
Seeds per Oz 14000
Propagation Treatment Dry Stratification, Moist Stratification
Days to Moist Stratify 30 days
Direct Sowing Time Early Spring, Fall

A preferred native grass for prairie gardens, Prairie Dropseed's magnificent fountain of fine textured leaves adds a touch of elegance to any planting. A burst of flowering panicles on slender stems float above the tufted grass in late summer in tints of pink and brown. The bloom has a unique fragrance with hints of coriander. In fall the foliage color turns to hues of gold. Considered by many to be the most handsome of the prairie grasses, Prairie Dropseed makes a well-defined and distinctive border when planted 18 to 24 inches apart. Plains Indians ground the seed to make a tasty flour. Plant the seed in fall or early spring for best results.