Sioux Blue Indian Grass
Sorghastrum nutans 'Sioux Blue'
|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.|
|Mature Size||Foliage clump quickly grows 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide; blooms reach 6 ft. tall.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-10
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