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Llano Indian Grass

Sorghastrum nutans Llano
SKU: HC014736
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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Sorghastrum nutans 'Llano' (Indian Grass) 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).
key features
Botanical Name
Sorghastrum nutans Llano
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Dried Flowers, Mass Plantings
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
5-6' tall
Bloom Time
Early summer to fall


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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