Sporobolus heterolepis /Prairie Dropseed

Sporobolus heterolepis   / Sporobolus heterolepis
Summer growth on this ornamental clump grass
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Summer growth on this ornamental clump grass

Ground cover planting with long, thin fine-textured foliage

A specimen clump makes an excellent container plant

Nice brown color after a frost

Color after a frost

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Scientific Name: Sporobolus heterolepis
Common Name: Prairie Dropseed
Plant Type: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is a tall growing clump grass that can be used in naturalistic plantings like meadows and other open spaces where the grass can exhibit it many nice seasonal changes. The tall flowering stalks and seed heads are particularly handsome swaying in breezes in open fields.