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Sorghastrum nutans 'Sioux Blue'

Blue Indian Grass

Plant Type: Grass - Ornamental

This seedling of 'Osage' was selected by Rick Darke who saw great potential in its powder blue foliage and erect habit. This is a clump-forming grass that turns yellow in the fall, then fades to tan and remains standing through most of the winter. In late summer, copper brown flowers with conspicuous bright yellow pollen sacs attached are produced. They make wonderful cut and dried flowers. This heat tolerant, disease resistant, clumping forming grass is native to North American prairies.





Landscape Application:

Specimen or mass in beds, borders or as a screen. Provides winter interest.

Sorghastrum nutans 'Sioux Blue' Plant Care:

Cut back to 6" in March. Tolerant of a wide range of soils including heavy clays. May flop in rich soil. May self-seed in optimum growing conditions.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 (-30/-20F)

Blue Indian Grass Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest
Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Low to moderate soil moisture.

Special Benefits
Cut Flower / or Foliage
Dried Flower
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant

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