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Product Description

(PLS) Prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis) is a species of perennial prairie grass native to a widespread area of the US (from the Mid-West to the eastern seaboard . Taking up to five years to mature from seed, the adult dropseed can range from 1-4 feet tall. Favors moist to drier soils, however, it is drought-resistant but is not found in wetlands. Its long luscious green leaves grow in bunches around a circular base and are no more than 1/8th of an inch wide. The leaves range in color from a rich green hue in summer to a golden rust complexion in the fall. From late July to mid-September, the grass blooms with rusty-tan flowers. The grass is favored by decorative landscapers because of its tendency to grow in bunches. The seedhead is sometimes described as having the vague scent of fresh popcorn, cilantro, or sunflower seeds.

Sun Exposure               Prairie, Savanna
Soil Moisture Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic, Dry
Bloom Time  
Bloom Color  
Max Height 3 feet
Wetland Code FACU-
Germ Code  A
Seeds Per Ounce   16,000


Edible Uses: Unknown

Medicinal Uses: Unknown

Herbal Uses: Unknown

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  1. Strong healthy plugs 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Aug 2014

    I received my (7) plugs fast and in perfect condition. I Planted immediately except two I repotted to wait while I needed to weed and prepare the borders. They all seem to grow well now, especially with the regular rain we have been getting. I have ordered and planted these last year as well, and they are all doing well in sunny location with moderate watering (little more when they are small, of course). Growing from seeds was hard and failed due to lack of attention, so I recommend plugs over seeds.