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Drought tolerant, Indian grass makes a lovely ornamental grass while offering benefits of erosion control.

Drought tolerant, Indian grass makes a lovely ornamental grass while offering benefits of erosion control. Typical inventory plug USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 15 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

Sorghastrum nutans

Indian grass

Sorghastrum nutans is a beautiful native grass with golden feather-like seed heads. It has good fall color and is great with taller wildflowers. 

Does well in dry to moist soils; prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade. 


Height:

4-6 ft

Spread:

1-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Bloom Color:

Green, Tan

Sorghastrum nutans Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Attracts Wildlife

  • Songbirds

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Dry to Moist

Attributes

  • Naturalizing
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Dried Flower

Flowering Months

  • August

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SONU2