Photo courtesy of North Creek Nurseries

Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed)

This perennial grass features an upright mound of slender, green blades that turn bronze in fall, and are topped with feathery, light pink flower panicles. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Attracts birds and butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Full Moisture
Native to Native