Ornamental Grass

Sporobolus heterolepis Tara

Dwarf Prairie Dropseed

  • Prefers dry soils and is drought tolerant
  • Perfect for grouping in any sunny garden
  • Superb orange-red fall color
  • Birds love its abundant seed and great cover
  • Flower scent is unique

Narrow fine textured blades create a tight upright habit that is slightly stiffer than the species and more compact. Silvery flowers are held above the foliage in fall and droop to the ground when fat with seeds. Flowers have a pleasant scent and the plant has a striking orange-red fall color.

Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Native
Native
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Dry Soil
Dry Soil
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained
Average Water
Average Water

Characteristics and Attributes