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Sorghastrum nutans 'Sioux Blue'

Indian grass / Sorghastrum nutans 'Sioux Blue'

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Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to Great Design Plant: Indian Grass
Planting notes. Indian grass is fairly adaptable. Plant it in spring, summer or fall in a dry clay or rocky soil; even a well-drained loam will work. Once established it can take drought fairly well, needing only an occasional supplemental watering. (This photo shows the 'Sioux Blue' cultivar, whose foliage is a grayish blue.)
Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to 5 Great Plants for Borders and Screens
OK, I'm cheating with a grass. Sort of. But since we often use shrubs as screens, why can't we also use perennials? And why not the easiest of them among grasses? Here's Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans), native to all areas in the U.S. but the West Coast. It gets about 5 to 6 feet tall when flowering and 3 feet wide. Drought tolerant once established, it is pretty adaptable to soil but likes full sun. It gets superb orange fall color, stays perfectly erect in winter snows and shelters birds during storms.
Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to Garden-Friendly Native Alternatives to Overplanted Exotics
Miscanthus AlternativeMiscanthus (Miscanthus spp) has big, fluffy plumes in fall that can last into winter, but it’s having some invasiveness issues in parts of the U.S. Try Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans), a tallgrass-prairie native that reaches 3 feet wide and up to 6 feet tall while in bloom. Medium to dry soil in full sun is great for this native, whose foliage often turns a nice rainbow of colors in late fall. The seed head plumes will last almost the entire winter, and it holds up well to snow — just like Miscanthus. Our native grasses are host plants to all kinds of moths and butterflies.Shown: Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

What Houzzers are commenting on:

cdgm added this to exterior
last Saturday
Indian grass
Nani Sa added this to plants
October 1, 2014
Indian grass / Sorghastrum nutans 'Sioux Blue'
lawre204 added this to Garden Design
September 25, 2014
Indian Grass - Sorghastrum nutans
carmentuck added this to carmentuck's Ideas
September 20, 2014
Nice grass
blk001 added this to gardening
September 20, 2014
Instead of Miscanthus: Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans), a tallgrass-prairie native that reaches 3 feet wide and up to 6 feet tall while in bloom. Medium to dry soil in full sun is great for this native, whose foliage often turns a nice rainbow of colors in late fall. The seed head plumes will last almost the entire winter, and it holds up well to snow — just like Miscanthus. Our native grasses are host plants to all kinds of moths and butterflies.
1nspired_me added this to 1nspired_me's ideas
September 18, 2014
garden - indian grass
fengshuigal added this to Outdoors 2014
September 18, 2014
Miscanthus (Miscanthus spp) has big, fluffy plumes in fall that can last into winter, but it’s having some invasiveness issues in parts of the U.S. Try Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans), a tallgrass-prairie native that reaches 3 feet wide and up to 6 feet tall while in bloom. Medium to dry soil in full sun is great for this native, whose foliage often turns a nice rainbow of colors in late fall. The seed head plumes will last almost the entire winter, and it holds up well to snow — just like Miscanthus. Our native grasses are host plants to all kinds of moths and butterflies.
babemeister added this to Landscape Ideas
September 17, 2014
Indian grass - sorghastrum putans....like miscanthus, holds up well in winter, up to 6' tall with plumes.
Robert Engberg added this to Landscaping
September 17, 2014
Sorghastrum nutans
truelife added this to Gardens
September 16, 2014
Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans)
Sarah Barlow added this to sarah_barlow's ideas
September 16, 2014
Indian grass!
sayjayay added this to Front yard
September 14, 2014
Grass
EE added this to outside
September 14, 2014
Indian grass
don85 added this to Landscaping
September 13, 2014
good by lake
Chris Fox added this to Garden Ideas
September 12, 2014
Great idea for ornamental grass on the columns of the front bed. And no invasiveness problem!
bbatcnm added this to Landscape Ideas
September 12, 2014
For the pond pum
shelaghleahy added this to PLANTS
August 26, 2014
Indian Grass
mermaidcita added this to mermaidcita's ideas
July 21, 2014
cool tall plant
abrahamdeb added this to Retaining Wall
June 24, 2014
Crowds out weeds
Tom Shonka added this to plants
May 11, 2014
Indian grass
trissg added this to landscaping
May 4, 2014
Indian grass
toddhali added this to landscaping
April 29, 2014
Indian grass Grows 5 feet high
karenneulist added this to karenneulist's landscaping
April 8, 2014
Indian Grass
Alicia Wilson added this to alicia_wilson3450300's ideas
April 1, 2014
Indian Grass
alijah added this to Perennial Garden
February 24, 2014
grass
Michael Judd added this to grasses
February 13, 2014
Indian grass
respilosa added this to Landscape Ideas
January 8, 2014
Sorghastrum nutans 'Sioux Blue'
cambrose added this to Landscape
December 27, 2013
Botanical name: Sorghastrum nutans Common name: Indian grass USDA zones: 4 to 9 (find your zone) Water requirement: Drought tolerant once established Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 3 to 5 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide Benefits and tolerances: Crowds out weeds; offers winter cover and seeds for birds; hosts some skipper butterflies Seasonal interest: The grass stays low until late summer, when tall seed spikes erupt into the sunlight. Fall color is excellent; winter interest is superb. When to plant: Early spring to late fall; mulch well in late fall to prevent frost heave. Shown here- Sioux Blue
casher1969 added this to casher1969's ideas
December 5, 2013
grass-flow
pjreads added this to Garden
December 3, 2013
Indian Grass - I already have it - decide where it would work best.
llswink added this to Garden Respits
December 3, 2013
A large grass for a portion of an unmowable hill
tdunlevy added this to Plants & Landscaping
December 3, 2013
Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans), native to all areas in the U.S. but the West Coast. It gets about 5 to 6 feet tall when flowering and 3 feet wide. Drought tolerant once established, it is pretty adaptable to soil but likes full sun. It gets superb orange fall color, stays perfectly erect in winter snows and shelters birds during storms.
auntdave added this to slipcovers
December 3, 2013
cgibbs116 added this to cgibbs116's ideas
December 1, 2013
grass
flhome added this to landscape
December 1, 2013
grass
bob harmel added this to Exterior Ideas
November 30, 2013
Height, leaves, orange fall color
darch08telusnet added this to darch08telusnet's ideas
November 28, 2013
Good grass for outdoor pots.
tornak1 added this to Exterior Ideas
November 28, 2013
like the indian grass
lyndadennis added this to lyndadennis's Ideas
November 28, 2013
Perennial
kerlyusa added this to kerlyusa's Ideas
November 27, 2013
Privacy
brstern2 added this to Backyard Getaway
November 27, 2013
Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans), native to all areas in the U.S. but West Coast. 5' tall when flowering, 3' wide. Drought tolerant, full sun. Superb orange fall color, stays erect in snows and shelters birds.
bellverde added this to Outdoors
November 27, 2013
Indian grass
kimmummery added this to kimmummery's ideas
November 27, 2013
Indian Grass Here's Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans), native to all areas in the U.S. but the West Coast. It gets about 5 to 6 feet tall when flowering and 3 feet wide. Drought tolerant once established, it is pretty adaptable to soil but likes full sun. It gets superb orange fall color, stays perfectly erect in winter snows and shelters birds during storms
dianerredelin added this to dianerredelin's ideas
November 27, 2013
Plant screen-using grasses.
ourproject2013 added this to Landscape Ideas
November 27, 2013
indian grass - sorghastrum nutans
cindyhelt added this to cindyhelt’s ideas
November 27, 2013
Seeing the grass in relation to other plantings gives the true idea of the privacy it could offer.
razorsue added this to landscape
November 27, 2013
Indian grass, drought tolerant, orange in fall, upright all winter
sunchi added this to sunchi's ideas
November 27, 2013
grass, indian (sorghartrum nutans) great for bird shelter, drought tolerant likes full sun
marshy01 added this to Landscape Ideas
November 27, 2013
height of the grass
Mary Kayser added this to Outdoor space
November 27, 2013
Here's Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans), native to all areas in the U.S. but the West Coast. It gets about 5 to 6 feet tall when flowering and 3 feet wide. Drought tolerant once established, it is pretty adaptable to soil but likes full sun. It gets superb orange fall color, stays perfectly erect in winter snows and shelters birds during storms.
audreycho added this to Landscaping
November 27, 2013
Here's Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans), native to all areas in the U.S. but the West Coast. It gets about 5 to 6 feet tall when flowering and 3 feet wide. Drought tolerant once established, it is pretty adaptable to soil but likes full sun. It gets superb orange fall color, stays perfectly erect in winter snows and shelters birds during storms.
sisea added this to sisea's ideas
November 27, 2013
Here's Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans), native to all areas in the U.S. but the West Coast. It gets about 5 to 6 feet tall when flowering and 3 feet wide. Drought tolerant once established, it is pretty adaptable to soil but likes full sun. It gets superb orange fall color, stays perfectly erect in winter snows and shelters birds during storm
ttlee added this to pool
November 27, 2013
indian grass
leahjohnson0215 added this to Front yard
November 27, 2013
perennial bushes/screens
bodedesigns added this to bode143's ideas
November 27, 2013
Indian grass as a border
lbgrandle added this to Gardens (also check exteriors)
November 27, 2013
Gardens - Indian Grass: tall (balcony screen)
mmti added this to mmti's ideas
November 27, 2013
Indian grass
sailnmuffin added this to Landscaping
November 27, 2013
Study Indian grass/Sorghastrum nutans to incorporate w/ other native SW grasses. Might be an option for low screening & erosion control along fence line.
kbsorensen added this to Beach Cottage
November 18, 2013
Barrier
Brenda A added this to Garden & outdoor spaces
November 12, 2013
Indian grass
dbgreer added this to dbgreer's ideas
November 11, 2013
ornamental grasses
mary scharnweber added this to Outdoors
November 10, 2013
OK, I'm cheating with a grass. Sort of. But since we often use shrubs as screens, why can't we also use perennials? And why not the easiest of them among grasses? Here's Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans), native to all areas in the U.S. but the West Coast. It gets about 5 to 6 feet tall when flowering and 3 feet wide. Drought tolerant once established, it is pretty adaptable to soil but likes full sun. It gets superb orange fall color, stays perfectly erect in winter snows and shelters birds during storms.
plkasberg added this to garden
November 10, 2013
Indian Grass
laurietuzo added this to outdoor
November 10, 2013
Indian grass as screen
Pam Senter added this to grasses
November 10, 2013
Grasses
cathymooney added this to cathymooney's Favorites
November 9, 2013
Plant/grass
carhoff added this to carhoff's ideas
November 9, 2013
Here's Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans), native to all areas in the U.S. but the West Coast. It gets about 5 to 6 feet tall when flowering and 3 feet wide. Drought tolerant once established, it is pretty adaptable to soil but likes full sun. It gets superb orange fall color, stays perfectly erect in winter snows and shelters birds during storms.
Sara Mudgett added this to Outdoors
November 8, 2013
Indian grass
Mauri Yopp added this to Landscape Ideas
November 8, 2013
Indian Grass
kimfeldman added this to landscaping
November 7, 2013
Indian grass
dogmom5 added this to Gardening ideas
November 7, 2013
This could be used in so many places around my yard. Next year.
Mark Vos added this to mark_vos's Ideas
October 8, 2013
Tall prairie grass
mandypops added this to Garden
August 19, 2013
'Sioux Blue' Indian grass
wfletter added this to Landscape Ideas
August 15, 2013
indian grass. drought tolerant
delienesellers added this to delienesellers's Ideas
July 30, 2013
Rows of Indian grass for landscape
Annie Thornton added this to wildlife shelter
May 16, 2013
Indian Grass cover and seeds for birds; hosts some skipper butterflies 4 to 9 blooms in summer
Annie Thornton added this to bring wildlife
May 15, 2013
Indian Grasscover and seeds for birds; hosts some skipper butterflies4 to 9blooms in summer
keker21 added this to small backyard landscaping
April 21, 2013
indian grass
st3599 added this to Sharon's ideas
March 17, 2013
indian grass
Brendan McElligott added this to brendan_mcelligott's ideas
March 12, 2013
Sorghastrum nutans- Indian grass
cbeyer45 added this to cbeyer45's Ideas
March 2, 2013
Dry shade. Yellow Indian grass highly recommended
Diane K added this to Yard and Deck
February 23, 2013
Grasses like wind!
Sandy Rome added this to Sandy's List
February 13, 2013
Indian grass
nmerelli added this to 5643
January 30, 2013
so pretty
caroljmcbride added this to caroljmcbride's ideas
January 27, 2013
Indian grass "Sioux Blue"
123sigh added this to Landscaping
January 23, 2013
3-5H, 2-3W; drought resist
bluebutterflyz added this to bluebutterflyz's ideas
January 15, 2013
Landscapng
cjquinn added this to cjquinn's ideas
September 30, 2012
grasses
agaveron added this to agaveron's Ideas
September 30, 2012
Grass
Graham T Design added this to Perennials
September 27, 2012
Indian Grass
dirtdog added this to dirtdog's ideas
September 26, 2012
Botanical name: Sorghastrum nutans Common name: Indian grass USDA zones: 4 to 9 (find your zone) Water requirement: Drought tolerant once established Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 3 to 5 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide
starover added this to Yard
September 26, 2012
Planting notes. Indian grass is fairly adaptable. Plant it in spring, summer or fall in a dry clay or rocky soil; even a well-drained loam will work. Once established it can take drought fairly well, needing only an occasional supplemental watering. (This photo shows the 'Sioux Blue' cultivar, whose foliage is a grayish blue.)
drinksva added this to Landscape
September 26, 2012
Planting notes. Indian grass is fairly adaptable. Plant it in spring, summer or fall in a dry clay or rocky soil; even a well-drained loam will work. Once established it can take drought fairly well, needing only an occasional supplemental watering. (This photo shows the 'Sioux Blue' cultivar, whose foliage is a grayish blue.)
faustine added this to faustine's ideas
September 26, 2012
How to plant
cchabot added this to cchabot's Ideas
September 26, 2012
indian grass in soil types
hasmith3 added this to La casa landscape
September 26, 2012
The natural look
jeffj13501 added this to Ideabook 2
September 26, 2012
landscaping.....
trish_david added this to trish_david's Ideas
September 24, 2012
Grass plant
annevan added this to FrontGardening
September 24, 2012
Indian grass is fairly adaptable. Plant it in spring, summer or fall in a dry clay or rocky soil; even a well-drained loam will work. Once established it can take drought fairly well, needing only an occasional supplemental watering. (This photo shows the 'Sioux Blue' cultivar, whose foliage is a grayish blue.)
michaelandevy added this to michaelandevy's Favorites
September 24, 2012
The movement it adds to a yard. Good size for the front corner of the house!
sharbutt added this to sharbutt's ideas
September 23, 2012
Indian grass
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