Prairie Dropseed Characteristics
Prairie Dropseeds are medium - tall ornamental grasses with a delicate and elegant appearance. The fine leaves form arches and wheat-like fragrant flowers appear in late summer that reach beyond the rest of the blades. The flowers drop seeds that are attractive to birds and small fauna for food. It is not attractive to deer, though grazing does occasionally occur.
Dry well drained and rocky soils are the ideal growing conditions, but these ornamental grasses tolerate clays as well.
Prairie Dropseed can bring texture and height to small gardens. The arches foliage look beautiful if position in the corner of a fence. Because of its tolerance of dry soils, Prairie Dropseed is effective in erosion control. These plants can create borders and natural short fences. Naturally a meadow plant, it can fill in large areas of unused ground. It creates a beautiful backdrop when planted with smaller and bold flowers.