PLANT BASE

Sorghastrum nutans

Indian grass

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
4-9
3-5'
1-2'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Clumping, upright
Grass/Grass-Like
Perennial

Yellow Indiangrass, Indiangrass

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
August-October
Violet/ pinkish
Winter texture
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam
Average
Soil Preference
well-drained
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Meadows and open woodlands, roadsides, prairies
Eastern and Central North America
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Air pollution, Drought, Erosion, Shallow-rocky soil, Dry Soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Air pollution, Drought, Erosion, Shallow-rocky soil, Dry Soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Joe pye weed,Butterfly weed,Obedient plant,Blue mist flower,Little bluestem
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Best planted in a mass, important grass of tall grass prairie ecosystem

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