Indian Grass

‘Sioux Blue’

This North American prairie grass loves things hot.  So much so that controlled burns are encourage to help renew it’s growth.  While that would only happen on a grander scale Indian Grass in the garden is popular because of it’s feathery upright blades of grass and soft brown plume like flower heads.  It turns a rich shade of gold and purple in the fall and is a popular choice in beautification projects.

Dived Indian grass in Spring to keep it tidy and to give you more plants to share elsewhere.

Indian Grass

Sorghastrum nutans

  • Light Exposure: Sun-partial shade
  • Soil Type: Moist, well draining
  • Height: 5-7′
  • Width: 16-32″
  • Bloom Time: n/a
  • Bloom Colour: n/a
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Pests and Disease: Aphids, mites, leaf spot, rust
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Drought tolerant, attractive foliage
  • Zone: 5-10

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