Sorghastrum 'Indian Steel'

Indian Grass

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Sorghastrum nutans ‘Indian Steel’

  • 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: 4-8 ft

Zone: 4-9
Color: Blue-gray

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Native Selection
  • Fall Color


  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

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


  • Clump forming

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

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