SCIENTIFIC NAME: Sorghastrum nutans 'Sioux Blue'
COMMON NAME: Blue Indian Grass
GARDEN SIZE: 2 ft. x 2 ft.; 5 ft. in bloom
USDA ZONE: 4-9
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
SEASON OF ACTIVITY: Warm Season
WATER & SOIL: Average to dry, well-drained soil; Can handle a variety of soil conditions
HABIT (FORM): Compact, mounded clumps
FOLIAGE: Perennial; Metallic-blue blades that progress to a golden-beige in the fall
BLOOM TIME & COLOR: August to September; Light brown feathery seed
CARE: Leave stalks throughout fall and winter for interest and crown protection. Cut clumps back to approximately 6 inches from the ground in late winter (Late February/Early March) before new growth begins to push up. If you miss the window and new growth begins, cut back to just approve where new growth is apparent.