Botanical Name: Sporobolus wrightii
 Common Name: Giant Dropseed
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Grass

 

Height Range

3-6'

 

Flower Color

White

 

Flower Season

Summer

 

Leaf Color

Green, Light Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Very Low, Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Meadow, Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Silhouette

 

Seasonal Interest

Summer

 

Location Uses

Parking Strip, Parking Lot, Roadside, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Naturalizing

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: George Hull MSN

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

A great accent grass that grows to 4' x 4'. Gray green leaves fade to yellow in the fall then to beige in winter. Showy feather seed heads appear in the summer and reach 7' tall. Very tough and deep rooted. Good for alkaline conditions. Cut back in late winter for fresh regrowth.
Frost tolerant to -30 F.