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Sporobolus Heterolepis Grass Plant

  • - Prairie Dropseed
  • - Height: 2-3 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: Fall
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Sporobolus Heterolepis Grass Plant
Plant Features

The Sporobolus Heterolepis is a native prairie grass with narrow, medium green, fine textured foliage that forms tufted clumps. Beautiful, airy, pinkish-tan, cloud-like flowers bloom in late summer and are held well above the foliage. One of the most striking features of this native beauty is the vibrant orange-red fall color! Easy to grow in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil. Plants also tolerate heavy clay and are drought tolerant.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Spread 18-24 inches
Habit Mounded
Foliage Color Green
Garden Styles Container Garden, Cottage Garden, English Garden, Fall Garden, Therapeutic Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Focal Point, Texture
Pet Friendly Yes

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Good Condition - Slow Grower

GrowJoy packed this plant like every plant they pack: In great condition, very securely. I have this grass planted in the ground at the same time as Red Fountain Grass. The Prairie Dropseed is a cute little grassy plant right now it's not fast growing. But I am sure in time I will grow to love it.

From Michelle | August 28, 2019