Indiangrass


Sorghastrum nutans
Poaceae


Orange Swish

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Feathery copper/green panicles up to 1 foot long bloom from July through August & turn golden chestnut brown in autumn, blue-green leaves 1/2 inch wide & up to 2 inch long turn orange brown in fall, attractive persistent seed heads and foliage provide nice fall color, drought & salt tolerant, likes poor soil (even sand & clay), good for cut dried flowers, attracts songbirds and native bees, great for accent plantings or meadows.

Dry To Average
Full Sun
3-6 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 4a-9b
Perennial

Native Range: NS to BC, south to AZ & c. FL. Rare in ME & RI

Germination - Easy: Cold Stratify 4 months. Sow very shallow

Indiangrass Seed Packet $4.00

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