Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)
Indian Grass, Sorghastrum nutans, or the common name Indian grass or Yellow Indiangrass, is a tall, perennial prairie grass and a North American and Central American native species. This plant occurs in nature from the southeastern United States to Guatemala and Honduras.
This warm season grass prefers the full sun or partial sunshine and well-draining soil. It is not picky about soil type or quality as long as you give it slow-release fertilizer or add organic compost about twice annually.
It displays tall, lovely blue-green foliage and charming golden-brown flowering seed heads. It's easy to take care of and will add to your local ecosystem. Local birds and small mammals will flock to this grass to enjoy snacking on the abundant seeds and to take refuge in its shade on hot summer days.
Where to Use Indian Grass in Your Yard
TN Nursery customers order Indian Grass for specific purposes in their yards, like these:
- ● Pollinator garden: Pollinator gardens feature bright, lovely flowers, but the addition of the seeds provided by Indian Grass will make it even more beneficial to your backyard visitors.
- ● Natural area: There is no better way to improve the authenticity of your restoration garden or natural area than adding native grasses like this one.
- ● Privacy screening: The height of Indian Grass makes it perfect for screening an unattractive feature, an old building, or even a neighbor's house from your view.
Yellow Indiangrass Is a Tall, Natural Charmer
Indian grass reaches a mature height of between five to seven feet. If you like its color and texture but want it lower, you can easily cut it back--it forgives after a heavy trimming.
The leaves are upright, slender, and blue-green early in the season; they turn golden to deeper brown in the fall. Its flowers are fluffy and feathery in appearance, golden to chestnut brown, and will stay on the grass into the winter, providing sustenance for any winter foragers.
Order Your Indian Grass From TN Nursery Today
Yellow Indiangrass is an easy-growing, low-maintenance species that can provide excellent height to your garden--place your order today.
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This plant gathers and provides a good forage for animals and humans. This creates a good eco system
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