Sporobolus heterolepis

Prairie Dropseed Grass

This native clumping grass can be used as a matrix planting for a meadow or prairie, or even a lawn substitute.

  • A tough, clumping, native prairie grass
  • Fine textured foliage that turns golden yellow in fall
  • Fragrant pinkish brown flowers

  • Category: Grass
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Height: 2-3 ft
  • Spread: 2-3 ft
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Foliage Color: Green
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Landscape Characteristics
Flowers
Foliage Color
Fragrance
Classification by Use
Drought Tolerant
Groundcover
Mass Planting
Native
Specialty Use
Wildlife Garden
Animal Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Habit
Clumping
Mounding
Light Requirement
Sun
Foliage
Fall Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Spring
Summer
Growth Rate
Fast
Soil Moisture
Dry Soil
Average Water
Well-Drained
Foliage Color
Gold
Green
Yellow