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Tomahawk Indiangrass Seed (Sorghastrum nutans)

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  • Tomahawk Indiangrass Seed (Sorghastrum nutans)
  • Tomahawk Indiangrass Seed (Sorghastrum nutans)
  • Tomahawk Indiangrass Seed (Sorghastrum nutans)
  • Tomahawk Indiangrass Seed (Sorghastrum nutans)
  • Tomahawk Indiangrass Seed (Sorghastrum nutans)


Indiangrass is a long-lived, warm-seasoned, tall native bunchgrass This indiangrass seed is sold as pure live seed (PLS). Pure live seed is the percentage of pure and viable seed in a given lot.

  • Scientific name: Sorghastrum nutans
  • Indiangrass is a long-lived, warm-season, tall native bunchgrass.
  • Works well to mix with a cool season grass.
  • It's adapted throughout the United States in most soil types from heavy clay to coarse sands.
  • Indiangrass spreads by seed. Individual plants increase by size to large, dense bunches of underground rhizomes.
  • Provides excellent forage for wildlife and good cover for deer and gamebirds.
  • Should be planted between 1/4" - 1/2" in. deep.
  • Grows 4-8 feet tall
  • Best seedling stands have been obtained where plantings were made on a clean-tilled, firm, well-prepared seedbed.
  • Longevity: Perennial
  • Approximately 179,300 seeds/lb
  • Planting Range: May 1-June 1 or fall seeding

The known climatic adaptation of Tomahawk is primarily associated to North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and extreme Western Wisconsin. It is best suited to fertile, well-drained soils. It is not well adapted to highly saline or alkaline conditions. Although Tomahawk is better suited to moderately wet soil, it will withstand droughty conditions and can be used on such sites for ground cover. Precipitation for the area of adaptation ranges from 15 to 30 inches.

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Additional Information

Seed Rate: Drilled:
6-8 lbs (PLS) per acre
Seed Rate: Broadcast:
8-10 lbs (PLS) per acre
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1 Review

  • 5
    Tomahawk Indiangrass

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 17th 2021

    It was delivered just in time to plant this fall.

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