This tall grass looks strikingly similar to big bluestem until it sends up flower stalks. The stalks alternate between green and a gorgeous reddish brown and the copper-coloured seed heads are covered in silky hairs. Indian grass is less tolerant of wet conditions than big bluestem and will wink in and out with prolonged changes in soil moisture levels.
Life Cycle: perennial, warm season
Sun Exposure: full sun
Fruiting Period: August – September
Height: 3 – 5 ft
Soil: dry – medium