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Sorghastrum nutans

Sorghastrum nutans
Indian grass

Synonym(s) Andropogon nutans
Common name Indian grass
Family poaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-9)
Size 3-7'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (not too dry)
From seed Give at least 8 weeks cold, then germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensmid-October

Native clumping prairie grass. Ours were grown from seeds of a selection named 'Sioux Blue', but they may be closer to the plain species. They took a few years to get firmly established in our driveway bed (one of the least hospitable areas of our garden), but by now they exert themselves nicely.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '04 HPS/MAG exchange. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (80%G, 2-7d)
  2. Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 35F (8w) - 70F (5%G, 3d)

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