Sporobolus giganteus

Sporobolus giganteus

Giant dropseed

Tall, warm season, drought tolerant, perennial bunchgrass adapted to deep sands and sandy soils. Poor to moderately palatable. Especially useful for stabilizing sand dunes and other blowout areas.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Warm
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
12 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Best
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Marginal
Moderately Fine: 
Not Adapted
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
- 3 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
33.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
1,723,000
Planting Season: 
Summer
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes