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SPOROBOLUS HETEROLEPIS / PRAIRIE DROPSEED

SPOROBOLUS HETEROLEPIS / PRAIRIE DROPSEED

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  • Size: Prairie dropseed typically grows to a height of 2 to 3 feet (0.6 to 0.9 meters) with a similar spread. It forms clumps of fine-textured foliage.
  • Leaves: The leaves are narrow, fine-textured, and deep green in color. They form a dense, arching mound.
  • Flowering and Seedheads: In late summer to early fall, prairie dropseed produces delicate, airy, feathery panicles that emerge above the foliage. The panicles have a pinkish hue and turn golden brown as they mature.
  • Fragrance: One notable feature of prairie dropseed is its pleasant fragrance. The mature seedheads emit a scent reminiscent of popcorn or cilantro when crushed.
  • Habitat: This grass is native to prairies and open woodlands. It is adapted to a variety of soil types, including well-drained soils, and is known for its drought tolerance once established.
  • Wildlife Value: Prairie dropseed provides habitat and food for various wildlife species. The seeds are a food source for birds, and the dense clumps offer cover for small animals.
  • Fall Color: In the fall, prairie dropseed can take on warm hues, ranging from golden yellow to orange, adding to its seasonal interest.
  • SPREAD 45-60 CM 
  • HEIGHT 60-100 CM 
  • PLANT ZONE 3 
  • NATIVE TO ONTARIO

Care Instructions

Different plants have different watering needs. Check the soil moisture by inserting your finger about an inch into the soil. If it feels dry, water the plant until the water drains from the bottom of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

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