Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)
Indiangrass is a tall, perennial bunch grass. It reaches 3-5 feet and stays about 1-2 feet wide. This attractive grass forms stunning golden plume-like seed heads in the fall that mature September to November. It stays low most of the year until it starts blooming in the fall.
Indiangrass can be used to create a dramatic, vertical accent in the garden and add interest in the landscapes in the fall and winter. Perfect for naturalized gardens, planted en masse or in wildflower meadow/prairie setting.
Indiangrass is adaptable and tolerates both drought and periodical flooding (as long as the saturation is not prolonged or permanent).
AT A GLANCE
|Water use||Low, medium|
|Sun exposure||Full sun|
|Mature height||2-3 ft, 3-6 ft with plumes|
|Mature spread||1-2 ft|
Pepper and Salt Skipper butterfly
|Notes||Provides nesting material for birds. Tolerates seasonal flooding.|
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|