Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed)
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Sporobolus heterolepis

Prairie Dropseed

Clumping warm season grass. One of the most versatile native plants for contemporary landscapes. Flowers and seed heads have a scent described as buttered popcorn. Prefers dry soils and is drought tolerant once established. Gold flowers at 3-4'

Height: 24-36 in
Width: 24-36 in
Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
Flower Color: Brown
Bloom Time: August,September
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9
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Characteristics & Attributes for Sporobolus heterolepis

Attributes

Salt Tolerant
Fall Color
Fragrant Flower
Green Roof Semi Intensive
Rain Garden Sun

Attracts Wildlife

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Wildlife

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Plant Habit

Rounded

Light Conditions

Sun

Native Plant Community

Dry Prairie
Mesic Prairie
Savanna

Bloom Time

August
September

Flower Color

Brown

Flower Hue

Light

Flower Height

3' to 4'

Flower Type

Panicle

Foliage Color

Green

Leaf Texture

Fine

Prune Time

Jan/Feb/March

Flower Form

Single

Growth Rate

Slow