Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie Dropseed

The showiest prairie grass for gardens, Prairie Dropseed's magnificent fountain of fine textured, emerald-green leaves adds 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. Plains Indians ground the seed to make a tasty flour. Plant seed in fall or early spring for best results.

Light:
Full Sun
Soil:
Sand, Loam
Moisture:
Dry, Medium
Benefits:
Birds, Deer Resistant
Height:
2'-4'
Blooms:
Aug, Sep
Zones:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Color:
Straw-Gold
Spacing:
2'
Root:
Fibrous