Prairie Dropseed


Sporobolus heterolepis

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Plant in 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch plastic pot

Light: full sun
Moisture: dry to medium
Soil: sandy loam, clay loam
Mature Height: 2 feet
Mature Spread: 2 feet

133 in stock


Great, slow growing, short grass that will not overtake your garden. Nice groundcover for hot and dry areas with a unique fragrance that resembles coriander. Beautiful in rock gardens and provides the background to accentuate other perennials. Easy to grow and tolerates a variety of soils, including dry, rocky soil and heavy clays. Mature seeds drop on the ground in fall, but plant does not easily self-seed. Deer tolerant.

Ontario Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7 (Find out your Hardiness Zone here)



Additional information

Weight0.10 kg
Dimensions6 × 6 × 30 cm
Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Dry, Medium

Soil Requirements

Clay Loam, Sandy Loam, Clay Loam to Sandy Loam



Flower Colour

light pink, Brown

Bloom Period


Fall Colours

Brown, Orange