Sporobolus heterolepis

Prairie Drop Seed Grass

USDA Hardiness Zone 3

This native prairie grass is a clump-forming warm season type. Green foliage matures to a creamy brown color in the fall. Fragrant, wheat colored airy panicles emerge in late summer.

Height

18-24 Inches

Spread

24-30 Inches

Color

Yellow/Gold/Bronze

Bloom Time

August-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

An excellent choice for a groundcover in a hot dry location where little care is needed once established.

When to Divide

spring or fall

Good Companions

New York Aster (Aster dumosus), Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Blackberry Lily (Belamcanda chinensis), Bolton's Aster (Boltonia asteroides), Threadleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata), Maiden Pinks (Dianthus deltoides), White Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro), Bloody Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum), Daylily (Hemerocallis ), Lavander (Lavandula intermedia), Candylily (Pardancanda norrisii), Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata), Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus), Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivanti), Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Fragrant
Dried Flowers
Ground Cover
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Winter
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Winter
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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