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Sorghastrum nutans 'Indian Steel'

$17.99
Common Name:
Indian Grass
Plant Type:
Perennial, Ornamental Grass
Exposure:
Sun
Hardiness Zone:
4-9
Bloom Color:
Brown
Bloom Time:
Summer-Fall
Garden Height:
36-60 Inches
Garden Spread:
24-36 Inches
  • Handsome, steel-blue foliage
  • Rust-colored flowers turn tan in autumn
  • Tough native that's a great accent for any sunny garden

This wonderful grass forms a lovely clump of steely blue-green leaves that are non-invasive. In late summer tan colored spikes of inflorescences appear above the foliage. It makes a great vertical element in a border and works well in containers. 

 
Native to eastern and central U.S., Sorghastrum was one of the dominant grasses of the tallgrass prairie that covered much of the midwest. Also provides a bounty of seeds to feed the birds through autumn and winter! An interesting and colorful addition to formal or more casual landscapes, native gardens, for erosion control on slopes, or try it where you hang feeders for finches and other small birds.
 
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Erosion Control, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Screening
Nature Attraction: Birds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Native
Growth Habit: Upright
 
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, in well drained soil. Tolerates drought, low fertility and a wide range of soils, including poor, dry soils, shallow, rocky soils, and clay. Allow to stand through autumn & winter for visual interest & to feed the birds. Cut spent foliage to the ground in late winter or early spring before new growth begins.

Review (1)

  • Elegant and beautiful
    5

    Posted by Allyson Hollingsworth on Apr 2nd 2021

    I bought 3 last year and they look great in my native plants garden with echinacea and Joe Pye Weed. Ordered more!