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Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Sorghastrum nutans

A component of the tallgrass prairie, this attractive and bold grass provides a tall upright form in meadow gardens. It is native to the central and eastern United States. The wide blue-green leaves can rise to 7 feet, developing a deep orange to purple hue in the fall. Very showy fluffy golden-brown flower spikes emerge in the early fall. It handles a wide range of conditions, growing well in sun to shade, and in dry to moist soils. Indian Grass is a larval host for butterflies.

Plant Type Native, Grass
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Low, High
Hardiness Zone Zone 4 (-30° F)
Flower Color Brown
Flower Season Summer
Growth Rate Fast
Height 6 (ft)
Spread 6 (ft)
Spacing 4' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging
Tolerance Heat
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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