Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans 'Sioux Blue')

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Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Fruit: Edible to birds
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Provides winter interest
Dried Flower
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

courtesy Sunlight Gardens,

Little House on the Suburban PrairieLittle House on the Suburban Prairie
February 16, 2012

America has become a nation of suburbs and now exurbs. There's no getting around it. More Americans live there than anywhere else these days. But does that mean we all need to have a parcel of ground with a solitary shade tree in the front yard and a patch of lawn to manicure? I hope not.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 15, 2012 9:22 AM

Indian Grass is a stiff, upright, clump forming grass which ranges throughout eastern North America in dry places. 'Sioux Blue,' a Longwood Gardens selection, is a 6 foot tall, very erect form with powder blue leaves and copper-brown, fairly compact flower spikes. Use it in dry sunny places in masses or let it naturalize in a prairie setting.

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