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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

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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.

Attributes
Border or Bed
Fragrant
Native
Naturalizing
Specimen
Maintenance and Care
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Upright
Soil Moisture
Dry Soil
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Sporobolus heterolepis 'Tara'

Prefers average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Adaptable to a range of soils, including heavy clays. Good drought tolerance.