Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Grass Sporobolus heterolepis 'Gone With the Wind'

Prairie Dropseed

  • short, green foliage is topped by wispy, airy and aromatic tan flower panicles
  • known for its hair-like foliage and mass planting appeal
  • as the name suggests, gently sways with the wind, creating unique movement in the garden
  • Foliage takes on red overtones in late fall
  • very heat and drought tolerant because it is deep rooted
  • Prairie Dropseed is native to North American prairies and occurs naturally from Canada to Texas
  • Birds and other wildlife depend on this plant as a nutritious food source

Height:

36-40 in

Spread:

20-24 in

Hardiness Zone:

3-9

 

Characteristics & Attributes for Grass Sporobolus heterolepis 'Gone With the Wind'

Attributes
Border or Bed
Native
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Drought Tolerant
Ornamental Grass
Foliage Color
Green
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Dry Soil
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Upright