Sporobolus heterolepis, Prairie Dropseed, Native Grasses, Perennial Grass Plugs


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Sporobolus heterolepis, Prairie Dropseed, Native Grasses, Perennial Grass Plugs

Wholesale pricing is based on quantity. 50 plants (plugs) per tray with a required minimum purchase of 5 plants per species.

5 or more $7.50 each
25 or more $3.50 each
50 or more $1.80 each
300 or more $1.70 each

1000 or more $1.60 each

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Order Minimum

There is a minimum order total of $150.00.

before tax (VA residents only) and shipping.



Sporobolus heterolepis, Prairie Dropseed, Native Grasses, Perennial Grass Plugs

Aquatic animal habitat support:
Average – Dry soil:
Average to moist soil:
Average well drained soil:
Average Wildlife Value:
Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture:
Deer Resistant:
Drought tolerant:
Drought Tolerant:
Dry-Moist Soil:
Erosion Control:
FACW- Usually occur in wetlands, but may occur in non-wetlands:
Flood Tolerant:
Full – Part Sun (6+ hours of sun):
Grass/ Sedge/ Rush:
Herbaceous Emergent:
Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay:
Moist Soil:
Native to Coastal Regions:
Native To Mountain Regions:
Native to Piedmont Regions:
OBL- Almost always occur in wetlands:
Occasionally wet soil (non tidal):
Part Sun – Part Shade :
Saline tolerant:
Salt Tolerant:
Sandy soil, coarse texture:
Small Mammals:
Threatened / Endangered:
UPL- Almost never occur in wetlands:
Wet soil (Tidal):
Full Sun:

Sporobolus heterolepis, Prairie Dropseed, Native Grasses, Perennial Grass Plugs

This native grasses is especially valuable for songbirds; fall ripening seeds provide nutritious grain for seed-eaters and many moth and butterfly caterpillars feed inconspicuously on the foliage, providing essential food for nesting birds to feed their chicks.

Looks great toward the front of the border or weaving in and out of taller flowering plants. Use in native plant gardens, naturalized areas, prairies and meadows. Excellent in massed plantings. Provides food and cover for wildlife.

Tough and drought tolerant. Grow in full sun in dry to average soil. Spaced evenly 24-36 inches apart, it can make a formal ground cover.

Foliage and flower characteristics: This is a fine textured grass with narrow leaves ranging from a rich green hue in summer to a golden rust color in the fall. It produces thin panicles with many branches that terminate in small spikelets, with each spikelet holding a single floret.

Bloom Time: July – September with rusty brown flowers approximately 3ft in height.

Soil/Light Requirements: Full sun with good drainage. Is drought tolerant, but does not tolerate shading by other tall plants. Will also tolerate akaline soil.  This plant will do well in a xeri-landscape as it can tolerant moist to dry soil conditions and rocky soil. It pairs well with Purple Coneflowers, Rudbeckia, Butterfly weed and even Little Bluestem grass.  Attracts songbirds and pollinators.

See all available native Grasses.