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The silky-soft, golden bronze seed-heads of Indiangrass lend beauty and drama to the autumn landscape. Reaching four to seven feet tall, it makes a strong late season statement.
The second most important tallgrass next to Big Bluestem, Indiangrass grows rapidly and often matures in the second year after seeding. Sorghastrum nutans grows in all well-drained
soils. Indian Grass can be aggressive, spreading by rhizomes, so is not recommended for very small gardens. Many different species of grasshoppers and caterpillars feed on the
blades of Sorghastrum nutans, in turn, these insects are important food sources for upland game birds and song birds, where they will also find ideal nesting habitat in stands of Indian Grass. For a solid stand of Indiangrass plant at a rate of 5.5 KG per acre.
Attracts Butterflies & Songbirds!
Makes Great Cut Flowers!
No pre-treatment necessary other than cold, dry storage. Start at least 4 weeks before outdoor night
temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Plant seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are
5 cm (2 in.) tall, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 ft.) apart.
Sow seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep outdoors in either late fall or early spring.