Variety Holt, NE54, Osage, Tomahawk
Planting Rate 4 to 6 PLS lbs/acre
Plant Height 5-6 FT
Seed Count 200,000 Seeds Per LB
Botanical Name Sorghastrum Nutans
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Mesic to Dry Soils
Grazing Value Very Good




Indiangrass is a warm-season tall grass. It is a bunching sod-former that grows from 3 to 5 feet tall in leafy clumps. This perennial native grass is generally found east of the Rocky Mountains.


Improved varieties offer varying degrees of forage production, seed production, climatic tolerances and optimal soil conditions.



  • Moderately early in maturing.
  • Superior in leafiness and yield to early maturing strains.
  • Relatively finer leaves and stems than later maturing varieties from more southerly sources.
  • Good forage producer



  • Tall, leafy, late-maturing variety adapted to eastern and southern Nebraska and adjacent states.
  • Plants have proven to be vigorous and productive, with high seed yields.



  • The latest maturing variety of Indiangrass.
  • Excellent forage production even during the driest of years.



  • Northern variety best suited for fertile, well drained soils and is best adapted to Minnesota, North and South Dakota.



  • ¬†Adapted to grow in tall grass prairie regions from north Texas to southern Nebraska and east to the Atlantic coast.


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