Sand Dropseed- Native

$3.00

Size

Packet ~5000 Seeds or .5 grams 1 oz seeds

Sand Dropseed- Native

$3.00

Size

Packet ~5000 Seeds or .5 grams 1 oz seeds
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Sand Dropseed Grass- is a warm-season grass and is a dominant species for shortgrass prairies, forest edges, meadows, along creeks and streams and is native throughout most of the United States. It is very drought tolerant and is ideal in garden landscapes, prairie restoration, xeriscaping. It provides excellent cover for bees and small birds.  In winter it does go dormant and will turn brown but by late spring into summer it will remain green even in the driest conditions. It is as home in the south as it is in the north. 

This is a very hardy perennial and easily survives down to USDA Zone 3.  Sporobolus cryptandrus

Characteristics: 

  • Hardy to zone 3, perennial
  • 2-3 foot tall clumps
  • Prefers sandy soils, does well in loams
  • Erosion control plantings
  • 5,000 Seeds per packet, .5 grams will cover 15 sq ft densely, 1 oz will cover 1,300 sq ft densely. 

Instructions -Seeds can also be directly sown into a weed-free seedbed in May or June as they germinate in warm weather. You can seed earlier or later, but do make sure it is with the compansions or oats to provide cover and prevent weeds from growing.  Not recommended for heavy clay. 

Alternatively Start Indoors late winter to early spring

  • Sow 1/2" deep
  • Germination 14-20 days
  • Thin 24" apart

Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability

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