Grass Sorgastrum nutans

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A Missouri native grass found in prairies, glades, and open woods. It has an upright form and blue-green foliage. Fall color is orange to yellow and the flower panicles provide nice winter interest. Indian Grass does well in poor, dry, infertile soil. Metallic-gold bloom appears between September and November.

Though late to emerge in spring, grasses create a striking vertical accent in the summer garden; their flowers add grace to the fall garden, and in winter, they add more interest than almost any other plant. There are many to choose from in our climate.

Photo courtesy of New England Wildflower Society.

 

One of our New England Meadows, a selected list made up of perennials that are indigenous to the New England area and which grow well in meadow situations. This list includes both open pollinated and horticultural selections.

Botanical Name
Grass Sorgastrum nutans
Common Name
Indian Grass
Bloom
Autumn
Color
Yellow/Gold
Family
Poaceae
Height
36-60"
Hardy to Zone
4
Light
Sun
Spacing
12-24"


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