Indian Grass

​Sorghastrum nutans

Indian Grass is a clump forming native grass that reaches 4-5' in height. Golden, plume-like seed heads are formed in the summer. Indian grass is one of the most important native tall grasses. There are prominent claw-like lobes or "rabbit-ears" at the point where the leaf blade attaches to the stem.

Plant Uses & Characteristics

  • Height- 5-6 ft.
  • Spread- 2-3 ft.
  • Foliage Color- Green/blue
  • Flower Color- Yellow
  • Flowering Period: Summer/fall
  • Accent- Fall color, native, drought tolerant.

Growing Conditions

  • ​​Sun Exposure- Full sun
  • Hardiness Zone- 4-9
  • Growth Rate- Moderate