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Sporobolus heterolepis (NGN)

Prairie Dropseed

Clumping warm season grass. One of the most versatile native plants for contemporary landscapes. Flowers and seed heads have a scent described as buttered popcorn. Prefers dry soils and is drought tolerant once established. Gold flowers at 3-4′

  • Height: 24" – 36"
  • Width: 24" – 36"
  • Soil Conditions: Moist/Well Drained
  • Flower Color: Brown
  • Bloom Time: August, September
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 To 9
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  • Plant Characteristics - Sporobolus heterolepis (NGN)

  • Attributes

    • Fall Color
    • Rain Garden Sun
    • Salt Tolerant
    • Green Roof Semi Intensive
    • Fragrant Flower
  • Attracts Wildlife

    • Attracts Wildlife
    • Attracts Butterflies
  • Critter Resistance

    • Deer Resistant
  • Plant Habit

    • Rounded
  • Light Conditions

    • Sun
  • Native Plant Community

    • Dry Prairie
    • Mesic Prairie
    • Savanna
  • Flower Color

    • Brown
  • Flower Hue

    • Light
  • Flower Type

    • Panicle
  • Flower Height

    • 3' to 4'
  • Foliage Color

    • Green
  • Leaf Texture

    • Fine
  • Flower Form

    • Single
  • Flower Size

    • 1/4" or Less
  • Soil Moisture

    • Moist/Well Drained
  • Prune Time

    • Jan/Feb/March
  • Growth Rate

    • Slow
  • Origin

    • 90 Miles From Mg
  • Divide

    • Every Five Years or Longer

Possible Substitutions for Sporobolus heterolepis (NGN)

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Kalm's St. Johnswort
Matching Attributes
  • Plant Habit: Rounded
  • Height: 24" – 36"
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Palm Sedge
Matching Attributes
  • Plant Habit: Rounded
  • Height: 24" – 36"
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Carex bicknellii (NGN)
Copper-shouldered Oval Sedge
Matching Attributes
  • Plant Habit: Rounded
  • Height: 24" – 36"

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