Sorghastrum nutans Llano

Llano Indian Grass

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).
Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Good for Dried Flowers
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Native
Great for Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size 5-6' tall 18" wide
Bloom Time Early summer to fall
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKU HC014736

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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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.
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SKU
HC014736
Ships To Canada
No
Common Name
Llano Indian Grass
Botanical Name
Sorghastrum nutans Llano
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Wheat
Height
72 inches
Mature Height
5-6' tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer, Early - Mid Fall
Bloom Time
Early summer to fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages
Easy to Grow, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good for Dried Flowers, Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Native, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
Native To
North America
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Planting Guides
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Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 25th, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 4th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
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