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Sorghastrum nutans

Indian grass

Sorghastrum nutans is a grass native across the southeast. It is primarily found in dry to moist conditions. It grows well in full sun or part shade. It can withstand drought. It produces attractive golden seed heads in the late summer that mature into orangish red seeds in the winter. The seeds are enjoyed by birds, and it provides excellent cover to small animals. It can grow up to six feet tall, and dies back in the winter. Sorghastrum nutans is excellent as a specimen plant in a yard or for restoration projects.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Sorghastrum nutans - Plug

Indian grass

2923 in stock

$2.4272+ $1.21ea

Plant type

  • Grass / Grasslike

Mature Height

  • Up to 6'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FACU) Facultative upland


  • Bird Supportive
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Fall Color
  • Drought Tolerant

Planting Zone

  • Riparian Zone
  • Upland
  • Slope
  • Riparian Buffer
  • Buffer

Classification by Use

  • Erosion Control
  • Showy Native
  • Stream Restoration