Indiangrass – Sorghastrum nutans

$15.00 - $25.00 lb

Indiangrass is a warm-season perennial that is highly palatable to livestock and benefits game and songbirds and white-tailed deer by providing food and habitat cover. It stands 3’ to 8’ tall and grows in heavy clay to sandy conditions ranging from acidic to basic soils. Indiangrass can be used for erosion control in critical areas such as roadside cover and areas prone to wind erosion.

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Plant Information

Common Name: Indiangrass

Scientific Name: Sorghastrum nutans

Varieties: Tomahawk, Cheyenne

  • Tomahawk: Tomahawk Indiangrass is a climatic adapted grass for the North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota regions. This grass grows well in relatively wet soil yet tolerates drought conditions. Tomahawk is winter hardy and offers high seed production.
  • Cheyenne: Cheyenne Indiangrass is adapted for the south central and eastern states in the U.S. This grass is a major grass in tall grass prairies that is susceptible to overgrazing damage.

Mature Height: 3′-7′

Soil Moisture: Wet to Dry

Seeding Rate: 8 lbs/acre

Planting Instructions: Site preparation is vital for allowing your seed to make clean contact with the soil, allowing for successful and uniform germination. Start with a clean, firm, weed-free seedbed to allow for uniform seed placement and an increased chance for faster establishment.

 

NRCS INDIANGRASS PLANT GUIDE

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