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Indian Grass Seeds

SKU: AM016049
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Indian grass attracts birds and butterflies to the garden with feathery plumes and golden seed heads. A native ornamental grass with an upright form and slender blue-green foliage, flowers stand on sturdy stems above foliage in late summer and darken to chestnut hues in fall. Fall color ranges from orange to purple. Drought tolerant and deer resistant. (Sorghastrum nutans)
key features
Botanical Name
Sorghastrum nutans
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Seed Coverage
1 lb. per 3,000 Square Feet; 12-15 lbs. per Acre
Native, Groundcover, Winter Interest, Erosion Control


3-5’ tall and 1-2’ wide. One of the dominant grass species of the tallgrass prairie, Indian grass makes a lovely addition to wildflower meadows, providing late season color and winter interest. Also stunning planted en masse in garden beds or as a vertical accent. Indian grass is a host plant of the pepper-and-salt skipper. Birds feed on the seed and collect dried stems for nesting. Highly adaptable to most soils including heavy clays, shallow rocky soils, and poor drainage. Ideal for poor, infertile soils and dry sites. Limit water and fertility to keep plants upright. Indian grass tolerates black walnut trees and is effective for erosion control on slopes. Cut plants back in late winter or very early spring before new growth emerges.