- Common Name(s):
- Indian grass
- Native Plants, Ornamental Grass, Perennials
Native to the Southeastern USA, Indian grass tolerates rocky soil, clay soil, naturalizes, and has yellow-orange fall color. This plant is highly resistant to deer grazing.
Indian grass is a perennial, warm-season grass that may grow 5-7 feet tall. Although growth begins in the spring, it makes most of its growth between June and August and remains green until the first frost. Yellow flower panicles extend above the foliage in the late summer and fall.
Regions: Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Seasons of Interest:
Leaves: Fall; Bloom: Fall; Fruit/Seed/Nut: Fall/Winter
Wildlife Value: Provides excellent cover year round. Seeds are eaten by songbirds and small mammals. This plant has high deer resistance.
Insects, Diseases, or Other Plant Problems: No serious insects or plant diseases.
Compare this Plant to: Sorghastrum elliottii
- Full sun
- 5-7 ft.
- Flower Color:
- Upright clump
- dry to moist, tolerates clay
NCCES plant id: 2834