Prairie Dropseed

Plant Height 2 FT
Seed Count 250,000 Seeds Per LB
Botanical Name Sporobolus heterolepis
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full to Partial Sun
Preferred Sites Mesic to Dry Soils


Prairie Dropseed


Prairie Dropseed is a native prairie bunchgrass common across the Midwest states through the Northeast and across eastern Canada. This warm season shorter stature grass that is commonly used in landscaping.

  • Hardy in USDA 3-8 growing zones
  • Mature heights to 2 feet
  • Does not complete well with taller species, especially faster establishing species
  • Produces a fountain of fine-textured emerald green leaves
  • Best adapted to medium type soils
  • Can be used in prairie restorations and roadside plantings
  • Slow to establish
  • Low maintenance once established
  • Great specie for urban landscaping


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