Sorghastrum nutans ~ Indian Grass

Indian Grass

Sorghastrum nutans

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Indian Grass is a warm-season  native  grass with upright slender blue-green leaves which turns orange-yellow in fall and maintains some color in winter. Panicles of feathery light brown flowers rise high above the foliage on stems in late summer to fall and mature to bronze and fade to grey which persists through winter.  Grows best in  full sun and dry to medium well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.

Type: 

Orn. Grass

Origins:

North America; GA Native

Height: 

3’ - 5'

Spread: 

1' - 2'

Spacing: 

1.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun

Bloom Color: 

Brown

Season of Interest: 

Summer Fall Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance plant.  Cut to ground late winter or early spring before new growth.  It can grow in poor, dry, infertile soils- and tends to open up or flop in rich moist soils.

LANDSCAPE USES: Accents or Group Plantings Borders Naturalized Areas Woodland Garden Rock Gardens,  Xeriscape,  Native Gardens Groundcover, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:   Orange Coneflower, Obedience, Tickseed

IMAGE: Jennifer Anderson. United States, IA, Scott Co., Bettendorf, Pigeon Creek Park. 2002., Sorghastrum nutans NRCS-1.

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