Image Source : J.S. Peterson @ USDA NRCS PLANTS Database United States, MO, Saint Louis, Missouri Botanical Garden. October 14, 2002.
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Prairie Dropseed is a native prairie bunchgrass. It produces a magnificent fountain of fine-textured emerald green leaves. It has an upright, arching growth habit; as the seed ripens it droops over. The plant turns a golden yellow in the fall. This plant is often used in landscaping and naturescaping.
AREA OF ADAPTATION/PLANTING: Common across the midwest states through the Northeast and across eastern Canada. It is hardy in USDA zones 3 - 8. Slow growing, at only two feet high, it works well on any well-drained soil or dry soil.
MANAGEMENT: Prairie dropseed does not complete well with other taller, faster establishing species. Once established, periodic burning during winter dormancy is beneficial.