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     Prairie Dropseed has beautiful, fine feathery seed heads and pink and orange flowering panicles in late summer.  It's a wonderful warm-season grass that has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years.


      A thin, graceful plant, Prairie Dropseed often is regarded as the showiest of the garden grasses.  Also fragrant, plant Prairie Dropseed where its aroma -- nutty with hints of citrus and coriander -- can be enjoyed.  


     Prairie Dropseed works well as a focal point in a garden, and it stands up well to snow and heavy rains making it attractive even in winter.  Try it in rock gardens and around foundations.


     Prairie Dropseed also can be used as a lawn alternative, for erosion control and for green roofing.

Prairie Dropseed

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    • Latin: Sporobolus heterolepis
    • Pollinator value: Medium
    • Height: 2 to 3 feet high and wide
    • Light: Sun
    • Soil: Dry to medium
    • Bloom: Pink, brown, August-October
    • Foliage: Deciduous, golden, orange fall; tan winter
    • Landscape: Prairies, dry meadows; good ornamental garden grass, border (spaced 20 inches apart)
    • Resistance: Deer, black walnut, heavy clay, air pollution
    • Native range here
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