Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)


Sold in 4.5β€³ (1 qt) pots
Full sun
Soil Moisture: Dry to medium
Bloom Time: August to October
Height x spread: 2-3 ft x 2-3 ft
Flower: Showy, fragrant (smells like buttered popcorn)
Tolerate: Drought, erosion, shallow-rocky soil, black walnut, air pollution
Attracts: Birds
Resistance: Deer

Prairie dropseed grows in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils and has a reputation for being slow to establish itself in a site and slow growing. It prefers full sun and dry, rocky soil but tolerates a wide range of soils, including heavy clays, deer, drought, and other challenges. It displays a glossy green delicate summer color that turns deep orange in late fall and then fades to light copper. It works well to prevent erosion and can be used in front of a border to line a walkway.

Where to see it growing: Exploration Garden at Clinton Hills Conservation Park, Swansea, IL

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