Sorghastrum nutans Golden Sunset® PP33776

Yellow Prairie Grass

A University of Minnesota selection known for its outstanding floral display and unwavering verticality in the garden, Sorghastrum nutans Golden Sunset® ('MNYG318153')  is the ornamental native warm-season grass that you’ve been searching for. The fluffy inflorescences appear in August with a gorgeous golden yellow glow, earlier than the species, with strappy, linear, olive-green blades taking on an identical golden hue come autumn. Its ornamentality makes Golden Sunset® Yellow Prairie Grass a wonderful native replacement for Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ similarly reaching a height of 4’ to 6’ at maturity and remaining upright well past its prime. Its visual versatility makes Sorghastrum nutans Golden Sunset® ideal for not only an informal cottage garden, but a champion in the formal landscape as well. Both the summery inflorescences as well as the persistent seedheads make spectacular additions to seasonal cut flower arrangements.

  • Category: Grasses
  • Alternate Cultivar: Golden Sunset®
  • Patent: PP33776
  • Hardiness Zone: 3
  • Height: 60 Inches
  • Spread: 36 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Yellow


Qty Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
0 Sorghastrum nutans Golden Sunset #2 (NATIVE) 200 9/15 Login for pricing
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