Sorghastrum nutans

Indian Grass


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  • Warm season grass
  • Leaves turn brilliant mauve, red and purple in September- November
  • Dry to moist, tolerates a wide range of soil chemistries
  • Natural habitat: prairies, slopes, borders of woods
  • Birds eat seeds through the winter

Height: 3-7 ft

Zone: 4-9
Color: Green


Characteristics & Attributes


Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds

Attributes:

  • Native
  • Low Maintenance
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Mass Planting
  • Fast Growing

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant

Exposure:

  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Purple
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue-green
  • Red

Habit:

  • Clump forming

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Dry Soil
  • Moist, Well-Drained

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