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Types of Ornamental Grasses

Prairie Dropseed
Sporobolus heterolepis

Zone: 4-8

Height: 2 feet

Prairie Dropseed is one of our native, clump forming grasses. It has an upright-arching habit of growth. Flowering occurs in August and September, which produces a distinct sweet aroma. Prairie dropseed tolerates a wide range of growing conditions but prefers a well-drained soil in a sunny location. It is extremely heat and drought tolerant but does appreciate water during droughty periods for best growth. Seed heads give the appearance of a cloud over the foliage.

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