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Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - Moderate Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Moderate Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Bronze/Tan/Brown
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
  • Red/Brilliant Red
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
  • Blue
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Blue
  • Green
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Beige/Brown
Leaf Type*
  • Semi-Evergreen
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Ornamental Grass
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Well-Drained
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Low Water Use
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Moist
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Year-Round
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Summer Flowering
  • Winter
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Understory Planting
  • Under Power Lines
  • Mass Planting
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Erosion Control
  • Border Plant
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Accent Plant
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Grasses are easy to grow and adapt to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

This species cannot be shipped to Kansas

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INDIAN STEEL INDIAN GRASS

Sorghastrum nutans 'Indian Steel'

Buy Indian Steel Indian Grass online. A warm season clumping grass with medium blades of metallic blue foliage. Upright, reddish-brown flowers with yellow anthers bloom in July to frost.

Mature Height:

3-4 Feet

Mature Spread:

3-4 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

4-10

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Poaceae · Common Name: Indian Grass

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

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Purchase INDIAN STEEL INDIAN GRASS Online

Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 1483

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
(104 units available now - SR)

Standard Package




$35.00

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 11999

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
(50 units available now - R)

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$75.00

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November 2016

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