Largely untried in the northern states, Wright’s dropseed is a great new grass that is becoming a substitute in southern gardens for unwieldy pampas grass ( Cortaderia selloana ). Heat and drought tolerant, its gray-green foliage sports airy clouds of flowers atop tall stems in summer. This grass is good as a single specimen or in a group as a showy backdrop.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis tall grass has a very tough constitution.
CareProvide full sun to light shade. It tolerates a wide variety of soils.
PropagationDivide clumps, or sow seed in situ, in spring or fall.
- Genus : Sporobolus
- Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
- Moisture : Adaptable
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Plant Type : Grasses
- Maintenance : Low
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest