Sioux Blue Indian Grass
Sorghastrum nutans 'Sioux Blue'
Full sun, Partial sun
Once established, water occasionally; more often in extreme heat.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Blanket Flower (Gaillardia); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Salvia (Salvia); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Sedum (Sedum)|
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