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Sorghastrum nutans, photo courtesy of Gilles Delacroix/Garden World Images
Sorghastrum nutans, photo courtesy of Gilles Delacroix/Garden World Images

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Sorghastrum nutans

Indiangrass

Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants, Perennials

A gorgeous large, ornamental,clumping grass native to muchof the United States. Blue-greenfoliage grows upright, 3–4 ft.tall and 1 1/2 ft. wide, and turnsgolden yellow in fall. Airy flowerspikes tower above the foliagebeginning in midsummer; theyare coppery at first, then dry toa shimmering light brown. Goodin dried arrangements. Waterregularly until established, thenneeds little. Cut back in winter.‘Cheyenne’ was selected for itsdrought tolerance. ‘Sioux Blue’has bluer foliage.

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