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Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

A warm-season native grass typically found in most dry-mesic prairies. This species can be aggressive and dominate a planting if seeded at too high of a rate, we do not recommend it for the home landscape. This selection is not produced by The Prairie State Nursery and is not of Illinois Ecotype. Ecotypes may vary from order to order.  


  • Acronym: SORNUT-N
  • Life-Cycle: Perennial
  • Bloom Color: Bronze
  • Bloom Time: August - October
  • Typical Height: 72"
  • Light Preference: Full Sun
  • Soil Preference: Dry Mesic - Mesic
  • Root Structure: Fiberous and Short Rhizome
  • Stratification: None Required
  • Seeds per Ounce: 12,000*


Other scientific names used for this species:

  • None


Other common names used for this species:

  • None


*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot.

Sorghastrum nutans (NON-ILLINOIS ECOTYPE) - Per Ounce

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