Go Back Prairie Dropseed Ornamental Grass

Sporobolus heterolepis
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Plant Type: Grasses

Prairie Dropseed is one of our native, clump forming grasses. It has an upright-arching habit of growth. Flowering occurs in August and September, which produces a distinct sweet aroma. Prairie Dropseed tolerates a wide range of growing conditions but prefers a well-drained soil in a sunny location. It is extremely heat and drought tolerant but does appreciate water during droughty periods for best growth. Seed heads give the appearance of a cloud over the foliage.


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color


Foliage Color


Plant Spread

Good Companions

Plant Height

2 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Low water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Heat tolerant, Drought tolerant, Fragrant,

Bloom Time

August and September,

Critter Resistance


Full sun

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests