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Sporobolus heterolepis - Prairie Dropseed

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Prairie Dropseed adds a touch of elegance to almost any planting. Shown here planted with Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Sporobolus heterolepis is often considered to be the most handsome of the native grasses. It makes a well defined and very distinctive border when planted eighteen to twenty-four inches apart and the seedhead has a faint but unmistakable fragrance somewhat like cilantro.

All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.

Approx. 80 seeds per pack - 2,470 seeds per 5 grams

Attracts Butterflies & Attracts Songbirds!
Makes Great Cut Flowers!


  • Colour: Green
    Blooms: Mid-Summer to Fall
    Light: Full Sun
    Height: 1' - 2'
    Soil: Sand to Loam
    Water: Dry to Medium
  • Indoors: No pre-treatment necessary other than cold, dry storage. Start at least 4 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Plant seed 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 in.) tall, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 ft.) apart.

    Outdoors: Sow seed 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep outdoors in either late fall or early spring.
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