Sorghastrum nutans 'Sioux Blue'
Also called Sioux Blue Wood Grass
More About Sorghastrum nutans 'Sioux Blue'
- AKA Sorghastrum avenaceum 'Sioux Blue'
- Flower stalks rise above the foliage forming a tight, upright clump
- Leaves are silvery-blue turning golden-tan with hints of orange in the fall
- Reddish-bronze downy flower spikes appear in July
- Bloom Time: July
- Flower Height: 200 cm
- Foliage Height: 175 cm
- Grass Type: Warm Season
Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.
Sioux Blue Indian Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grows best in full sun to partial shade in an average to dry soil. This grass can become floppy if the soil is too rich and moist. It can tolerate heat and drought but needs moisture during long hot spells. Should be cut down to almost ground level in the spring.
Sorghastrum nutans 'Sioux Blue' Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall
Landscape usesScreening (privacy)