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Sporobolus heterolepis - Prairie Dropseed

Sporobolus heterolepis - Prairie Dropseed

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Prairie Dropseed is a fine-textured bunchgrass with leaves that curve gracefully outward forming large, round tufts.

Delicate fragrant seed heads appear above the tuft in midsummer, rising 2 ft. high.

Fall color is tan-bronze. Prefers full sun and mesic to dry soils.

Found throughout most of the United States and Canada.

What is Stratification?

Seed Info

Seed Envelopes contain approximately 0.02 ounces of seed and cover about 5 to 10 square feet. 

PLS=Pure Live Seed

Pure Live Seed is a measure of viable seed stated as a percentage. It is the product of total germination times purity.

Example: 96% Germination x 93% Purity = 89% PLS

All of our native warm season grasses and seed mixes are sold PLS.

Product Details

Flower Color: Green and Gold

Height: 2 to 3 Feet

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Hydrology: Dry to Mesic Soils

Bloom Time: July to August

Plant Type: Warm Season

Stratification: Cold Moist (CM) 30 Days

Attracts: Native Bees