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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

Interesting Notes:

 

 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.

Zone:

4

Height:

30-40 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Pink (pale)
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Fall
Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Naturalizing