Sorghastrum nutans - Indiangrass

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    Sorghastrum nutans - Indiangrass

    SKU: C28550

    $4.95

     

    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 KG per acre.

     

    Colour:
    Blooms:
    Light:
    Height:
    Soil:
    Water:
      Green/Bronze
      Mid-Summer to Fall
      Full Sun
      4' - 7'
      Sand to Clay
      Dry to Medium

     

    Approx. 85 seeds per pack - 423 seeds per gram

    Attracts Butterflies & Songbirds!
    Claybuster!
    Deer Resistant!
    Makes Great Cut Flowers!

     

    All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.

    SEED GERMINATION INFO


    Indoors: 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.

    Outdoors: Sow seed 0.64 cm (1/4 inch) deep outdoors in either late fall or early spring.