Sporobolus heterolepis

Sporobolus heterolepis

Common Name

Prairie Dropseed

Plant Description

Very fine-textured, emerald green leaves produce an elegant fountain effect on mature plants. Light, sweetly-scented, airy panicles are held well above the foliage on slender stalks August into October. Suited for the perennial border as well as the prairie or meadow garden.


  • Light: Full Sun
  • Height: 24-36"
  • Spread: 24-36"
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Deer-Resistant: YES
  • Drought-Resistant: YES
  • Scented: YES


Recommended by Plants of Merit and a Roy Diblik favorite.

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