Indiangrass

Sorghastrum nutans

Indiangrass brings a natural drama to the autumn landscape with its rich golden-bronze seed heads. One of the earliest warm season grasses to set seed, this prairie tallgrass forms upright clumps with blue-green summer foliage that turns gold in the fall …

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SKU
48550-03 / 28550
Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $5.99 ea.
5-10 $4.99 ea.
11-31 $3.99 ea.
32+ $2.99 ea.
Seeds 8,300 seeds/oz
Oz $4.00
1/4 Lb $10.00
1/2 Lb $15.00
Lb $25.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium, Moist
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 5' - 7'
Bloom Color Green, Gold
Bloom Time Aug, Sep
Spacing 1' - 2'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Root Type Fibrous
Benefits Birds, Deer Resistant
Seeds per Oz 8300
Propagation Treatment Dry Stratification
Direct Sowing Time Spring, Early Summer

Indiangrass brings a natural drama to the autumn landscape with its rich golden-bronze seed heads. One of the earliest warm season grasses to set seed, this prairie tallgrass forms upright clumps with blue-green summer foliage that turns gold in the fall. Tolerant of a wide range of soils including heavy clays, Indiangrass is easily grown in dry to medium well-drained soils, and needs full sun to look its best.

Drought resistant, Sorghastrum nutans creates a supportive environment for wildlife, including songbirds and gamebirds. It can seed aggressively, and may not be suitable for smaller settings, but it is a good companion grass for a wide range of prairie flowers. Indian Grass is a desirable component in most eastern North American grasslands.