Sioux Blue Indian Grass
Sorghastrum nutans 'Sioux Blue'
Full sun, Partial sun
Once established, water occasionally; more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||sor-GAS-trum NOOT-enz|
|Average Size at Maturity||Foliage clump quickly grows 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide; blooms reach 6 ft. tall.|
|Bloom Time||Late Summer|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Plumes|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more often in extreme heat.|
Best in poor, dry, infertile soils, but highly adaptable, even to heavy clay. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; very drought tolerant. May self-seed in optimum growing conditions. Cut to the ground in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 10