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Sorghastrum nutans 'Golden Sunset'


Sorghastrum nutans 'Golden Sunset' is a tall and vertical clumping yellow prairie grass with golden flower spikes.

Sorghastrum nutans 'Golden Sunset' is a dramatic yellow prairie grass that offers a similar vertical and columnar form as Calamgrostis 'Karl Foerster' but larger. Wide, olive-green leaves form the attractive base from which numerous, tall, 5-6 feet flowering stems emerge later in the season with long 10-12 inch wheat-like seedheads. A sturdy cultivar that remains attractive well into the winter season. Use in the sunny border for vertical appeal as a specimen or privacy screen, in containers, and as cut or dried flower. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Common Name: Yellow Prairie Grass

Family: 163

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Orange

Class: Deciduous

Type: Grass

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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