• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat, until established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches 18 in. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide; 3 ft. tall in bloom.
    Key Feature:
    North American Native
    Blooms:
    Summer to Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:spoh-ROB-ah-lus het-er-OH-le-pis
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 18 in. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide; 3 ft. tall in bloom.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer to Fall
    Flower color:Brown
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleRustic
    Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Phlox (Phlox); Aster (Aster); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Tolerates a wide range of soils, including heavy clay. Best in dryish, rocky soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Good drought tolerance when established. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat, until established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Sporobolus heterolepis is native to the mid-western United States, where it occurs in prairies, glades, and open ground throughout much of the central plains.

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