Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

  • a warm season grass with golden seed heads atop vivid green stems
  • adds interest to the winter landscape
  • an important food source for various species of birds; including gamebirds
  • spreads easily
  • host plant for the Pepper-and-Salt Skipper butterfly (pictured above)
  • full sun
  • 6 - 8 feet tall
  • medium to dry soil
  • zones 3 - 9
  • space 4 feet apart
  • NATIVE STATE LISTING for Sorghastrum nutans

    AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY  


PEACE LILY greenhouse & nursery

"Gardening with a humanitarian purpose."

Please visit the group Pollinator Friendly Yards on Facebook.  Leslie Nelson Inman was my initial inspiration.  Hopefully, she will be yours.