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Sorghastrum nutans

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Common Name: Yellow Indiangrass
Bloom Season: Fall to Winter
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 5'
Mature Width: 2'
Description:

Strong, upright plant.Seedheads are a fluffy, golden brown. One of the major grasses of the True Tallgrass Prairies. Nice golden colored leaves with bronze seedheads. An early maturing variety with finer leaves. Tall, narrower, stately. Good nesting habitat.


Calylophus serrulatus

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Common Name: Toothed Sundrops
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Sub-shrub,Blooms heavily in spring then lightly throughout summer. Smaller, mounded plant with narrow leaves.


Garden Notes: This variety makes more of a ball-shaped plant. Reseeds nicely for some new plants here and there.