Sporobolus heterolepis 'Tara'
More About Sporobolus heterolepis 'Tara'
- Tara' is a dwarf version of the species
- Upright green foliage, less arching than the species
- Attractive flower spikes rising in summer well above the foliage
- Spectacular orange-red fall color
- Bloom Time: Late summer
- Flower height: 50-60cm
- Foliage height: 30-40cm
- Grass Type: Warm Season
Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to mid summer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.
Sparrows and other small birds love the seeds.
Dwarf Prairie Dropseed Growing and Maintenance Tips
Sporobolus are drought-tolerant, growing best in sandy or rocky soils in full sun. Growing slowly, they are very low-maintenance.
Sporobolus heterolepis 'Tara' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils