Grass - Prairie Dropseed
The Grass 'Prairie Dropseed', Sporobolus heterolepis, is a native American prairie plant. Prairie Dropseed produces a magnificent fountain of fine-textured, emerald green leaves, adding a touch of elegance to any planting. Considered by many to be the most handsome of the prairie grasses, it makes a well-defined and distinctive border when planted 18 to 24 inches apart. The seedhead has a faint but unmistakable fragrance, often described as resembling a combination of fresh popcorn and cilantro.
The highly nutritious seeds are much sought after by birds. Grows two feet high on any well-drained soil, and does particularly well on dry sand. It has an upright, arching growth habit. As the seed ripens, it droops over.The plant turns a golden yellow in the fall.
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||18 - 24 inches|
|Mature Form||Arching, Clump|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fall Color||Golden Yellow|