Prairie Dropseed


Tough and handsome native ornamental grass is especially useful in hot, dry areas. Narrow, fine-textured leaves form an arching, rounded mound, the leaves turning gold brushed with orange in fall, then tan in winter. Airy pinkish brown flowers rise well above the foliage in late summer, eventually dropping their mature seeds in late fall. Some say the flowers smell like popcorn with a hint of cilantro! Best in not-too-rich, sharply draining soil. Pairs well with Aster, Butterfly Weed (Asclepias) and Coneflower (Echinacea).


  • Mature Height: 18 inches
  • Mature Spread: 24 inches
  • Spacing: 24 inches
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Soil Type: Well-drained
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Wildlife
  • Fragrant
  • Easy Care


Early in the season, many plants are pruned to encourage later fullness, and therefore may vary in size from the photo and size range. Rest assured, they hold the same glorious potential.

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