Sorghastrum nutans Indian Steel

Indian Grass

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One of North America's most beautiful native grasses. Upright stiff blue leaf blades are joined in late summer by towering feathery golden-brown seed fronds held aloft. Foliage transforms to golden tan in fall. Adds movement and majestic drama to any landscape. The large seed heads provide a welcome food source in fall for songbirds.

Sorghastrum Indian Steel is a warm season clump-forming grass noted for its upright form and blue-green foliage. Indian grass provides four-season interest as it will retain some gold color throughout the winter. Tolerates a wide range of soils. This ornamental grass once covered large parts of the tallgrass prairie in the Midwest.


Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Tall 4' (5' in flower)
Spacing: Plant 2' apart
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower: Not Applicable
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Hedge
  • Wet Site Tolerant
  • Winter Interest

Sorghastrum General Information

Sorghastrum are noted for their narrow, upright habit and metallic blue foliage. Tolerant of a wide range of soils. Native to North American Prairies. Ornamental Grasses are restricted from Idaho and Oregon. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Sorghastrum Plant Care

Can be divided in spring when needed. Cut back in early spring to 3-4" before new growth appears.