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Sporobolus heterolepis (Prairie Dropseed) [30 Seeds]

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Germination Information: The easiest approach is to start the seeds (gently pressed into the surface of the moist growing medium) outdoors from mid-fall to mid-winter, so they can get a natural chilling period and sprout when conditions are right. It’s possible that the seeds may germinate in warm conditions, either indoors in late winter to mid spring or outdoors from late spring to midsummer, but if no seedlings appear after a few weeks, then try chilling the pot in a Ziploc bag in your refrigerator for a month or so before moving it back to a warm, bright place.

Sow the seeds into cell packs, or sow them all in one pot and transplant them (in groups) to individual pots when they’re 1 to 2 inches tall. Use groups of 6 to 10 or so if you want bigger clumps faster, or 3 or 4 per pot if you want a larger number of starter plants.

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Prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis) is a clump-forming, warm-season grass with slender, arching foliage that turns golden orange in fall and persists through the winter. Airy panicles of cilantro-scented flowers bloom in mid- to late summer. The plants are typically 12 to 18 inches tall in leaf and 2 to 3 (sometimes 4) feet tall in bloom. U.S. native (mostly in parts of the central and eastern U.S.). Full sun. Zones 3 to 8.

Collected in October 2020. At least 30 seeds.

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