Prairie Dropseed

Prairie Dropseed

Sporobolus Heterolepsis

Prairie Dropseed’s  fountain of fine textured, emerald-green leaves adds a touch of elegance to any planting. Considered by many to be the most handsome of the prairie grasses, it makes a well-defined and distinctive border when planted 18 to 24 inches apart. Indigenous peoples of the American Plains ground the seed to make a tasty flour. Plant seeds in fall or early spring for best results.



General Information:

Mature Height:  1-2 Feet
Mature Width:  

Flower Color:  Brown-Green
Fall Color:  N/A

Soil Type:

Dry, Mesic


Full Sun, Partial Shade 

Bloom Period:




Pair With:

Pale Purple Coneflower

Smooth Blue Aster

Wild Petunia