Sorghastrum nutans ‘Indian Steel’

('Indian Steel' Indian Grass)


$12.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

This Indian grass cultivar is a clump-forming perennial grass with an upright, open habit typically growing 3-5′ tall (including the height of the inflorescences), but occasionally taller. Features slender, blue-green leaf blades which turn yellow in fall and retain some gold color throughout the winter. Narrow, feathery panicles of tan-yellow flowers appear well above the foliage in late summer to early fall. Panicles turn bronze in fall and continue to provide interest into early winter.

Description

Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture soils in full sun. Species is a native prairie plant that prefers soils slightly on the dryish side, but is fairly tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions. Tends to flop in moist, rich soils, however. May self-seed. Cut back hard in early spring just before the new growth appears.

Additional information

Common Name

'Indian Steel' Indian Grass

Botanical Name

Sorghastrum nutans 'Indian Steel'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

3 to 5'

Width

2 to 3'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late summer/early winter

Flower Color

yellow

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

blue-green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

orange/yellow

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