Indian Grass

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What we ship: Click here to see what your bare root plants and trees will look like upon arrival. They will come up and bloom like product images shown.

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    Indian Grass

    Posted by Jasmine Blythe on 29th Aug 2019

    This is a wonderful addition to our yard.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.


Indian Grass is also known by the technical name of Sorghastrum nutans 

This grass is native to North America, with origins found in the central and eastern regions of both the United States and Canada.This grass is native to prairies, dry slopes, fields, and open woods. Water requirements are medium. However, there have been occasions where the Indian grass has still flourished under flooding conditions. Indian grass will bloom in direct sunlight, partial shading and even in the full shade. This beautiful grass flourishes in moist, mineral-rich soils such as limestone and clay.The Indian grass works best when planted in groups or bunches and preferably in a meadow as an accent. While growing this grass will remain low lying to the ground and then shoots up tall anywhere from three feet to a full height of seven feet right before the bloom. The Indian grass blooms annually from late summer to early fall, generally between August - October giving off a burst of beautiful colors, beginning with the bluish-green to the majestic hues of orange and deep purple towards the end of the harvest.

Indian Grass is a perennial with a golden sheen, blades that are a bluish-green in the summer and deep orange or purple in autumn

There are approximately 175,000 seeds per pound. Small mammals and certain birds enjoy dining on the seeds given off from the Indian grass plant. Several prairie creatures will use different parts of the plant for their homes as nesting materials. Butterflies are also highly attracted to the Indian grass, and on occasion, you may see one or two different varieties landing on the blades of the green and enjoying it.This grass is a beautiful compliment to larger gardens and meadows, especially during the fall months. This magnificent plant is also recognized as the official state grass of not one but two of the United States, both Oklahoma and South Carolina.Indian grass is a warm season Missouri neighborhood persevering grass which as often as possible happens in prairies, dales and open woods all through the State.

Indian Grass is noted for its upright shape and blue-green foliage. Foliage turns orange-yellow in fall and if all else fails holds bits of learning of shading into the winter

Solid, vertical growing stems, finished with tight, fluffy, light cocoa sprout panicles (to 12" since quite a while former) highlighted with yellow stamens, ascend over the foliage cluster in late summer to 5-6' tall. Panicles dull to bronze/chestnut cocoa in fall as they develop, later darkening to decrease. Panicles keep giving some interest well into winter.

Indian Grass