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Sorghastrum nutans 'Indian Steel'

Yellow Prairie Grass

'Indian Steel' Yellow Prairie Grass has 3' steel-blue foliage that is crowned in mid to late summer by 5' showy yellow and orange flower spikes. These turn a beautiful orange-bronze in the fall, as does the foliage, and the effect in mass is stunning. Sorghastrum n. 'Indian Steel' prefers dry sites, and is a very important source of food in late summer for grassland birds.

Height

60 Inches

Spread

36 Inches

Bloom Color

Orange

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
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Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
231 Sorghastrum nutans Indian Steel #2 (NATIVE)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Erosion Control
Fall Color - Attractive
Native
Rain Garden Plants
Winter Interest
Seedheads
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Sandy
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Food Source for Wildlife
Tolerance
Clay Soil Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Foliage Color
Blue/Blue-Gray/Blue-Green
Grass Season
Warm Season
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