Sorghastrum nutans 'Sioux Blue'
Sioux Blue Indian Grass

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Butterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantPart ShadeFall Color
Sioux Blue Indian Grass
Sorghastrum nutans 'Sioux Blue'

This selection of Indian grass has lovely powder blue foliage, tall cinnamon and yellow plums and an orange fall color. This is a tough as nails ornamental grass with all season beauty. Great for hot, dry locations, will thrive even in poor soil. This seedling of 'Osage' was selected by Rick Darke and introduced by Longwood Gardens.

Selected for its narrow, upright form and metallic-blue foliage
The seed provide food for finches, sparrows and other birds
The foliage turns orange and yellow in the fall, winter interest
Tolerates drought, erosion, rocky soil and black walnuts
Attracts butterflies, host plant for Pepper-and-Salt Skipper butterfly
Provides nesting material for native bees

Native Range

Found in prairies, open woods, fields and dry slopes.

Interesting Facts

Ornamental grasses are great for bird-scaping. Planting in groups will create a secure area for birds to nest and forage. Sparrows, finches and other birds will relish the seed in autumn. If you don’t cut them back until spring, they’ll provide cover for a wide variety of wildlife each winter.


Prefers a sunny, hot, and average to dry location. Tolerates a wide range of soil types including heavy clay. Cut back in spring just before the new growth begins.

Mature Size: 3-5ft. Tall x 2-3ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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