Tara Prairie Dropseed

General Information

Tara Prairie Dropseed is a ornamental perennial grass.  It is smaller in size, making it perfect for a variety of landscaping areas.  This grass grows in a more upright, to vase-like fashion than the native prairie dropseed grass.  The grass leaves are fine and narrow, with a very nice medium green color throughout the growing season.  Fall color is a delightful orange to red.  Loose, open flower heads in the summertime are pink to brown in color.  Seed drop from these flower heads in the fall. 

Additional Information

Sporobolus heterolepis ‘Tara’ grows to a height of 18 to 24 inches, with a similar spread.  It is recommended for USDA climate zones 3 to 9.  Tara grows best in full sunlight.  It does well with average amounts of moisture in well drained soils.  It is not known to have any disease or insects issues.

Shipping Notes

NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI.  Due to Department of Agriculture regulations, we cannot send plants to California. Our products will ship with either USPS or FedEx.  They should take 2 to 3 days to reach most areas that we ship to.  All of our plants will be shipped out within 7 to 10 business days, with certain exceptions.   

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Mature Width 18 to 24 Inches
Mature Height 18 to 24 Inches
Light Full Sun
Planting Zone 3 to 9

Planting Zone Map

US Planting Zones


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