Indian Grass (Sorghastrum nutans) - Start Indian Grass seed for this versatile, perennial, prairie grass. Indiangrass is a beautiful, clumping, native grass of medium color, turning to a showy yellow to bronze color in the fall. It will normally retain some color throughout the winter. At one time Indian Grass grew throughout the prairies of central and eastern United States. It grows best in deep, well-drained floodplain soils but is highly tolerant of poorly to excessively well-drained soils, acid to alkaline conditions, and textures ranging from sand to clay. In good soils this native grass can get up to 6 - 7 feet tall, but 3 - 5 feet tall is more normal. Indian Grass has many uses. It is very palatable for livestock in its active growing season and provides an excellent wild life habitat. Since it is very tolerant of poor soils, it can be used for erosion control in many areas where other plants won't thrive. Native prairie grasses are often used for landscaping as an ornamental grass, a border plant, or used alone or combined with other native grasses, such as the bluestem grasses, to create a meadow look or even combined with wildflowers.