The most ornamental of all prairie grasses, Prairie Dropseed forms dense clumps to create a mound of fine-textured leaves. The seed heads are airy and blow gracefully in the wind. The leaves mat down in the winter, providing natural mulch year after year. The seeds give off a spicy aroma that provides another sensory experience in gardens.
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture: Dry, Medium
Height: 3 feet
Blooms: Aug, Sept
Benefits: Ornamental Grass, Birds, Deer Resistant
Prairie Dropseed looks incredible when planted as a groundcover, with clumps between 8-14″ away from each other, or scattered throughout a garden. The fine, mounding leaves create a mat around the plant in the winter, creating an annual supply of natural mulch that reduces weed germination and growth.