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Sporobolus heterolepis
Sporobolus heterolepis
Common Name: Prairie dropseed

According to wild Niel Dibol, of Prairie Nursery, Westfield, WI, it is "often considered to be the most handsome of the prairie grasses. It makes a well defined and very distinctive border." Fine textured, deep green foliage with lovely, light and airy flowers to 2 1/2" in September and October. Flowers have a slight fragrance similar to coriander. Often has glowing pumpkin orange fall color. Good drought tolerance.

Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 2-3 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-8