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Sioux Blue Indian Grass

Sorghastrum nutans 'Sioux Blue'

Pronunciation: sor-GAS-trum NOOT-enz
SKU #00581
4-10

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OVERVIEW
Description This handsome, upright, ornamental grass has bright blue-gray foliage that turns yellow, then burnt orange in fall, with showy, bronze-yellow flower plumes. Use in mass plantings for erosion control or allow to naturalize for a prairie effect. Thrives in lean soils with little care. Blooms are stunning in fresh or dried arrangements.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Once established water during dry spells.
Blooms Late Summer
Mature Size Foliage clump quickly grows 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide; blooms reach 6 ft. tall.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Showy Plumes
STYLE
Landscape Use Border
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Blue-green
Companion Plants Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Salvia (Salvia); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Sedum (Sedum)
CARE
Care 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.

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