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).
Zones3 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Native
Good For Dried Flowers
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height5-6' tall
Mature Spread18" wide
Bloom TimeEarly summer to fall
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014736

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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SKUHC014736
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Llano Indian Grass
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
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
Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Native, Good For Dried Flowers, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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