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Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 42119



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Cyperales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Sporobolus
Species: Sporobolus heterolepis
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Fragrant
  • Grass
  • Ornamental
  • Perennial
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 4a (to -25 F / -32 C)
  • 4b (to -20 F / -29 C)
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 1 1/2 to 2 feet (45 to 60 cm)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 1 1/2 to 2 feet (45 to 60 cm)
Flowering Start edit
  • July
Flowering End edit
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
Leaf Shape edit
  • Linear
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Edging
  • Alpine/Rock Garden
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Wildflower Garden
  • Wildlife Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
Soil pH edit
  • 6.0 - 6.4 (Slightly acidic)
  • 6.5 - 6.9 (Very slightly acidic)
  • 7.0 (Neutral)
  • 7.1 - 7.5 (Very slightly alkaline)
  • 7.6 - 8.0 (Slightly alkaline)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Pink
Wildlife Value edit
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Division
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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