Prairie Dropseed

LGS Notes: Prairie dropseed is a versitile native grass that is great for many different soil types, rain gardens, meadows, and it is deer resistant.  Birds love the seeds and it provides shelter for animals and insects.

From the University of Wisconsin Master Garderners notes:

Birds such as sparrows and juncos, and other animals, feed on the seeds

Click Here to Get a Quote for Prairie Dropseed from Our Nursery

Latin name: Sporoblus heterolepsis
Common Name: Prairie dropseed
Type: Ornamental grass
Family: Poaceae
Native Range: North America
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: August to October
Bloom Description: Pink and brown-tinted
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Ground Cover, Naturalize, Rain Garden
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Leaf: Good Fall
Attracts: Birds
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil, Black Walnut, Air Pollution
Plant information from Missouri botanical gardens
Related blogs: