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Prairie Dropseed

Plant Facts
Common Name: Prairie Dropseed
Botanical Name: Sporobolus heterolepis
Nativity: North America
Hardiness Zone: 3-9
Type: Ornamental shrub
Size: Height: 2-3′, spread: 2-3′

Aesthetic Traits
Plant Form: Irregular, sprawling
Foliage Color: Medium green
Seasonal Features:
Fall Color: Golden orange
Winter Form:
Bloom Color: Pink and brown
Bloom Time: August – October
Fruit Color:

Ecological Traits
Light: Full sun
Soil Type: Loam, sand
Soil Moisture: Dry – moist
Urban Tolerances: Drought tolerant
Wildlife Value: Birds

Installation & Maintenance Notes


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