There are many reasons why to plant Indian Grass in your yard. Sorghastrum nutans, more commonly known as Indian Grass, is a great addition to your yard or garden because of its numerous aesthetic and practical benefits.
Indian Grass grows to be about three to eight feet in height and has green stalks and light green or golden culms, at the top of each stalk. If you are having trouble successfully growing other grasses or plants, Indian grass might be your answer. Indian Grass is a particularly good choice for those that want greenery but live in a rough climate. It will grow even during drought conditions or in cold weather. Unlike some other tall grasses, Indian Grass even stays erect throughout the summer as well as winter months. Also, Indian Grass is especially well-known for its ability to thrive in nearly any type of soil conditions, even among sand, gravel, clay, or loam.
For an avid birdwatcher or the amateur, who enjoys having birds in their yard, Indian Grass is a great way to attract songbirds to your garden. The birds come to snack on grasshoppers that feed on the grass and the protection the grass provides for their nests.
Indian Grass can serve as a great decoration for your garden or a border grass for your yard. Another benefit of Indian Grass is its ability to reproduce aggressively under the right conditions, which makes it a great option for prairie restoration. Indian Grasses’ decorative abilities are not limited to your yard or garden. The flower heads can be collected and used to decorate the inside of your house in both fresh and dried arrangements.
Due to these benefits, Indian Grass is a great option for backyard landscaping.