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Indian Grass

Plant Facts
Common Name: Indian Grass
Botanical Name: Sorghastrum nutans
Nativity: North America
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Type: Grass
Size: Height: 6′, width: 3′

Aesthetic Traits
Plant Form: Erect
Foliage Color: Blue green
Seasonal Features:  Spent flowers and leaves add interest in the winter
Fall Color: Brown, orange
Winter Form:  Seed head, architectural
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: August- September
Fruit Color: Brown

Ecological Traits
Light: Full sun
Soil Type: Loam, sand, clay
Soil Moisture: Moist – dry
Urban Tolerances:  Somewhat salt tolerant, medium drought tolerance
Wildlife Value: Birds, mammals

Installation & Maintenance Notes
Will naturalize


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