Sorghastrum nutans

Common name: Indian Grass

Native plant

If you are walking a prairie restoration, it is likely that you will see this grass almost everywhere you look. It stands 6 to 7 feet tall and form seas of waving beauty that can make people stop and stare a while. It can be aggressive from seed and should not be planted in small gardens with limited space. The fall color is a golden yellow. Great plant for for erosion control on sites that are not steep.


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Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period



Lightly compacted soils, Harsh exposure tolerant, New construction, Road-side/salt tolerant

Growth form


General information

Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
1 Inches
Max height
6 Feet
Max width
1 Inches
Growth rate
Flower color
Fall color

Additional information

Loved by birds

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