Sporobolus heterolepis - Prairie Dropseed

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. The seeds, which drop in the fall, are a great food for many birds.


  Mid-Summer to Fall
  Full Sun
  1' - 2'
  Sand to Loam
  Dry to Medium


Approx. 60 seeds per pack - 564 seeds per gram

Attracts Songbirds!
Deer Resistant!
Makes Great Cut Flowers!


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


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 0.64 cm (1/4 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 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep outdoors in either late fall or early spring.

Sporobolus heterolepis - Prairie Dropseed

  • Product Code: C29050
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $4.95