Sorghastrum nutans Llano

Llano Indiangrass

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  • Sorghastrum nutans Llano  with Agastache Ava

Llano' is a hard-to-find, blue bladed selection of our native Indiangrass. It blooms in mid-late summer with flowering plumes of golden-brown that provide seeds for songbirds. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Early summer to fall
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 92791

Details

5-6' tall x 18" wide (seed propagated). Grow 'Llano' for its large mature size, vigor, and killer blue foliage. In fall, enjoy its showy, bronze-colored seed heads. Indiangrass foliage is used as larval food by butterflies. Wild turkey and prairie birds eat its seeds and use its foliage for cover. Originally released by New Mexico's Los Lunas USDA-NRCS Plant Materials Center in 1963, it was re-introduced just a few years ago. The original seed collection was made near Clovis, NM.
SKU 92791
Common Name Llano Indiangrass
Botanical Name Sorghastrum nutans Llano
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Wheat
Mature Height 5-6' tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Early summer to fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Native
Special Groups High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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3.8

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  • Healthy (4)
  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Hardy (3)

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4.0

Hardy, arrived in good condition

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from Penrose, CO

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Sorghastrum nutans Llano:

    Planted as a stand alone focal point.

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    4.0

    waiting for the show

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    from Langdon

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Sorghastrum nutans Llano:

      Its still early for a review but you asked!! And I am in zone 3 and just planted these this last year so they are young and yet to survive our winters. But its a warm winter, they are in a raised bed and protected with bags of leaves for their winter sleep so I am very hopeful they will get established.

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      5.0

      Very attractive

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      from SunCity, CA

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Sorghastrum nutans Llano:

        The heads (flowers) are quite large and colorful. The blue foliage is attractive and adds a different color to the garden. Tho still a baby (I've had it six months) the plant is nearly 4 ft tall. Definitely a keeper.

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        5.0

        Gorgeous

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        from El Dorado,Kansas

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Sorghastrum nutans Llano:

          Another addition to my grass garden. Did very well this first year. Quite tall and had beautiful blooms.

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              Worthless starts. Two years in a row I've purchased four plants - arrived weak and promptly died after planting despite carefully locating and tending.

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              USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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