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Prairie Dropseed

Sporobolus heterolepis

Prairie Dropseed is one of the most beautiful native grasses. Very thin, emerald green leaves form a dense arching tuft. Prairie Dropseed seed heads form in August and give off a distinct aroma. The graceful clumps turn yellow or deep orange in fall.

Beautiful native grass
One of the best ornamental grasses for the landscape
Aromatic seed heads
In stock!
 Item  Height  Size  Price  Qty
13396 4-10in S3-1 RPM $9.95

Gardening Suggestions for Prairie Dropseed:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Great Foliage
Midwest Native
Songbirds
Drought Tolerant
Average
Height:
18-24 Inches
Spread:
24-30 Inches
Hardiness Zone:
3 - 9

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Upland Birds and Game
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Exposure
Full Sun
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Foliage Color
Green
Habit
Perennial
Program
Grow Native!
MSD (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District)
Plants of Merit
Attributes
Mass Planting
Sun-loving
Drought Tolerant
Midwest Native
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Erosion Control
Naturalizing
Great Foliage
Rain Gardens and Bioswales
Ground Cover
Specimen
Border or Bed
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage