Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed)
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Sporobolus heterolepis

Prairie Dropseed

Clumping warm season grass. One of the most versatile native plants for contemporary landscapes. Flowers and seed heads have a scent described as buttered popcorn. Prefers dry soils and is drought tolerant once established. Gold flowers at 3'-4'
Height: 24-36 in
Width: 24-36 in
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Brown
Bloom Time: August,September
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9
ITEM # CROP IMAGE SIZE CURRENT AVAIL
20675.1G #1 5315
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Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Salt Tolerant
Fall Color
Fragrant Flower
Green Roof Semi Intensive
Rain Garden Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Wildlife
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Plant Habit
Rounded
Light Conditions
Sun
Native Plant Community
Dry Prairie
Mesic Prairie
Savanna
Flower Color
Brown
Flower Hue
Light
Flower Height
3' to 4'
Flower Type
Panicle
Foliage Color
Green
Leaf Texture
Fine
Divide
Every Five Years or Longer
Prune Time
Jan/Feb/March
Flower Form
Single
Flower Size
1/4" or Less
Growth Rate
Slow
Origin
Greater Midwest

Possible Substitution Plants

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'