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Sporobolus heterolepsis

Fine deciduous grass with bright green foliage in summer turning bronze in the autumn. Taller stems of graceful flower heads in late summer. Needs sunny spot in well-drained soil. Good drought tolerant grass. Can be slow to grow. Hardy. Flower stems up to 1m.

At a glance

Common Name
prairie dropseed
Ornamental grass
90cm to 1.2m
Spread Rate
Late Summer
Soil Type
Drained, Dry

Sue's Notes

Often used by Piet Oudolf in his flowering meadow planting.

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Item Price   Buy  
9cm pot (not peat free) 4.50   Buy  
2 litre pot (Collect Only) 7.50   Buy  

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