Sorghastrum nutans
(Indiangrass)
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Category: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Photo Credits: Steven N. Rodie

Additional Species:

‘Indian Steel,’ ‘Sioux Blue’

Height: 48 – 72 inches


Spread:  48 inches


Location: Bottom, Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
will self-seed; shorter cultivars available


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average or Dry

This plant prefers Sand or Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
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June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

clump-forming warm season native grass; broadly upright; blooms rise above foliage

Foliage

green, rough-textured leaves; yellow to gold fall color; medium texture

Flowers

copper-colored panicles open August-September; bright yellow pollen sacs evident; copper-tan seed heads remain through winter

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