Indian Grass - 25 Plants $79.99

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Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
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4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
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Planting Zones 4-9
Bloom Color
Green,
Bloom Season
Spring,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Drought Tolerant Plants,
Usage
Flower Gardens And Beds, Drought Tolerant Plants,
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Under 10 Feet
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Full Sun, Sun And Shade,
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Full Sun, Sun And Shade,
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Native Grasses
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Indian Grass - 25 Plants $79.99 Description

Indian Grass 

Indian Grass is also known as yellow Indian Grass. This plant is long in height; usually, 3-8 ft in length, having bunching sod-former with broad blue-green blades and a large plume-like, soft gold-brown seed head. The scientific name of this plant is Sorghastrum nutans, which belongs to the family of Poaceae. 

It is a vital species in the tallgrass prairie. The bright yellow color of the flower contrasts very attractively with the blue-green foliage. It was usually planted as an ornamental border grass and a good forage plant for livestock. You typically find it in North American prairie grass in the central and eastern US and Canada, especially in the great plains and tallgrass prairies. 

Indian Grass propagates from tiny rhizomes having scales

This plant consists of flowering culms, which appear as dense tufts and deciduous leaves. The culms are unbranched, pale yellow or pale green, glabrous, and terete. Leaves grow alternately essentially; They grow along the lower half of every culm. The length of each leaf blade is 2 inches and 6mm in width. They are arched, ascending, and widely spread. The sheaths of the leaves are hairless, open, and pale to medium green. The culms nodes are moderately swollen, dark in color, and have short fine hair. They have white membranous ligules, and every fertile culm ends in a small panicle of spikelets.  

It requires a 50F temperature for germination; the optimum time to plant the Grass is from early May to late June. In the southern states, planting is recommended after the last threat of frost but before summer's dry, hot condition. These plants adapts well to moist and deep soil, ranging from heavy clay to sand. It grows best at the pH of 4.8-8. It has medium tolerance to salinity and drought. It is adapted to periodic burning and survives by sprouting from undergoing rhizomes.  The plant propagates from tiny rhizomes having scales.

That permits it to become invasive in some habitats, but it is an excellent forage plant and makes a superb wildlife habitat. It is also beneficial for insects. It attracts insects and provides seeds used by songbirds, game birds, and small mammals. Many wildlife species utilize this plant for nesting, escape, and winter cover. The mowing time is also very effective for the management of grass production. The best year is to mow during the fall through late winter. Mow on a three-year cycle where 1/3 area is cut every year. You cannot mow it in the spring and summer months because of the nesting season.

In this season, small insects use this plant for nesting purposes and the upcoming winter season. Doing the mow before the cutting time will also affect the insect's life condition. 

Indian Grass is for sale online at Tn Nursery with low prices

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    Indian Grass - 10 plants

    Posted by Claire Dakota on Jan 23, 2022

    This plant gathers and provides a good forage for animals and humans. This creates a good eco system

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We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

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