Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: Green/Brown

Attributes: Butterfly host plant, Walnut tolerant, Drought tolerant, Clay soil tolerant

Height: 100-200 cm (39-78 in)


It is attractive, particularly while the florets are blooming due to yellow pollen bodies. Like Big Bluestem, which it usually grows with, it is a tough, drought tolerant grass.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Grasses, Sedges and Rushes website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email