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Sporobolus heterolepis

Prairie Dropseed

The threadlike leaves of this native grass produce a fine textured 2' dense mound. Color changes from green in spring and summer to orange in fall to a creamy color in winter.


  • Category:Perennials
  • Hardiness Zone:4-9
  • Height:24-36 Inches
  • Spread:24 Inches

Flower Color
Ivory
Foliage Color
Green
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Good Drainage
Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Winter
Exposure
Sun
Part Sun
Growth Rate
Slow
Additional Information about Sporobolus heterolepis

The threadlike leaves of this native grass produce a fine textured 2' dense mound. Color changes from green in spring and summer to orange in fall to a creamy color in winter. Delicately scented, slender flower stalks rise above the grass in July. Slow growing, but well worth the wait. Extremely drought tolerant once established.