Sorghastrum nutans Sioux Blue

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Plant Code: SOSB

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One of North America's most beautiful native grasses. Upright stiff blue stems launch golden brown seed fronds. Sorghastrum Sioux Blue provides a stunning contrast with gray-blue foliage and chestnut plumes.


Type: Perennials, Grasses
Height: Tall 5-6' (6-7' in flower)
Spacing: Plant 24" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-8   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.