Sorghastrum nutans

Sorghastrum nutans


Indian Grass Categories: ,


Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 6 feet
Type:  Warm season, perennial, sod-forming.

More Details:

Suggested Uses: This is a beautiful grass for a variety of landscaping purposes. It is a nice accent grass in the home landscape and is an important grass of the tallgrass prairie!  Its golden showy seed heads and foliage turn from deep orange-gold to purple in autumn.  It is a great grass for heavy clay soils.

Native Range: Native throughout the majority of the U.S. except for the West Coast. Native throughout Minnesota.

Wildlife Value: Host plant for pepper and salt skipper (Amblyscirtes hegon) and wheat head armyworm moth (Faronta diffusa) caterpillars. Indian Grass provides food for deer and habitat for other wildlife. It makes good nesting material for birds. It can be used for pasture and haying.

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

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