Sorgastrum nutans

Indian Grass

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Great orange/yellow fall color.
One of the dominant prairie grasses.

Height

3-5 Feet

Spread

1-2 Feet

Bloom Time

September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Easily grown warm season grass that tolerates heavy clay soil. Used massed or as a vertical accent. Plant for erosion control.

When to Divide

spring

Good Companions

Pale Coneflower (Echinacea pallida), Dwarf Perennial Sunflower (Helianthus ), False Sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides), Spiked Gayfeather (Liatris spicata), Goldenrod (Solidago ), Stonecrop (Sedum reflexum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Blue-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Soil Moisture Preference
Very Adaptable
Well-drained
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