Indiangrass- Native Grass Plugs - Sorghastrum nutans ‘Cheyenne’
Indiangrass is a perennial native warm-season grass with that obtains heights of 4-8 feet at its peak. The clumps of blue tinged grass send up large seed heads that turn a really nice amber color at maturity. Like the other native warm season grasses, indiangrass is becoming more and more popular as a low maintenance accent for flowerbeds and such. We raise our native grasses with the same methods as our trees, so you can be assured they will easily transplant and thrive whether incorporated into your front yard or along the edge of an opening at your property. Aside from its good looks, indiangrass provides habitat for a wide range of species including insects, deer, songbirds, quail, rabbits, and turkeys.
Our native warm season grass (NWSG) plugs are grown using the same rapid mast system we use on our highly productive and easy to establish tree seedlings. NWSG’s can also be established by planting seeds, but using our large plugs can save time and money for applications such as logging decks, screening cover, native landscaping, hiding your favorite ground blind, combating erosion problems near streams, ditches or levees, or simply because you want to raise them yourself and scatter seed collected from these starter plugs. NWSG’s can be slow to establish from seed, but with a generous root system already in place and some competition control, our plugs can grow to large sizes and produce ample seed in its first year. For more detailed information on establishment and management techniques for your NWSG plugs, give us a call or email.
I was really impressed by how large the plants were and how robust the root system was. I was out of town when the plants arrived, so they sat in the box for a couple of extra days. And then because of poor planning, I wasn't able to plant them for a few more days. Despite all this, the plants are thriving.
In short, an excellent product; more people should know about this place.