Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis) Ornamental Grass Seeds, Perennial
,Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Fragrant, Low Maintenance. Approximately 15,000 seeds per oz
Sporobolus Heterolepis, or more commonly know as Prairie Dropseed, is a graminoid with green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Sporobolus. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 2.3 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring and summer, blooms during summer and is somewhat tolerant of shade. Sporobolus Heterolepis or Prairie Dropseed's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Prairie Dropseed, Northern Dropseed
Restore a bit of native American habitat in your meadow or naturalized garden with these hardy prairie grasses. Dense clumps of hair-thin leaf blades and showy flowerheads add textural interest. A major component of the pristine United States central plains, Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed) forms delicate tussocks of emerald green. Late-summer flowerheads sweetly scent the air, drooping as their seeds ripen. In fall, the leaves turn to gold and orange, fading to creamy tan in winter. Sporobolus airoides once covered California's central valley. Its fine cloudlike awns make wonderful fillers in fresh or dried arrangements. Seek out locally developed strains for your area. Best in full sun. Sporobolus heterolepis droops in shade. Sow in spring or autumn in a wide range of well-drained soils. Prairie natives thrive in dry rocky soil, but need some water in arid western summers. Divide clumps in spring or fall.