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Golden Sunset™ Yellow Prairie Grass

A fresh, golden-olive take on a native ornamental grass.


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  • flowering dateLate Summer - Fall
  • hardiness zone3-9
  • height4 - 6 feet
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • ship as3" POT
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Unique coloring for a Sorghastrum
  • Selection of a native plant
  • Widely adaptable to regional temperature
No blue for you? Try Golden Sunset for a fresh take on ornamental grass. This upright Sorghastrum grass differs from other, similar ornamental grasses due to its olive-green tone. Golden Sunset Yellow Prairie Grass flowers in late summer, and its golden seed heads hold on into winter. The flower heads grow in abundance, and are excellent for drying and use in arrangements and crafts. This grass doesn't fall over or "lodge," and its stems stay upright through all seasons. Here in the United States, Sorghanstrum is the larval host of the Pepper and Salt Skipper Butterfly, so butterfly gardeners will want to make room for this grass.

A selection of a native plant, discovered by growers at the University of Minnesota, Golden Sunset is made for cold temperatures and tough conditions. Extremely adaptable to difficult soils, whether clay or dry. Although you will need to keep this grass watered through the first year, this plant is drought tolerant once established. Sorghastrum nutans 'MNYG318153' PPAF

Product Details

  • botanical nameSORGHASTRUM NUTANS 'MNYG318153' PPAF
  • flowering dateLate Summer - Fall
  • flower colorYellow
  • flower formFrond-like
  • foliage typeUpright, strap-like foliage
  • formPerennial
  • growth ratemedium
  • hardiness zone3-9
  • height4 - 6 feet
  • pruningCut back in late winter or early spring
  • restricted statesAE AK GU HI PR
  • shipping seasonSpring
  • ship as3" POT
  • soil requirementAverage to Dry
  • spacing34 - 36 inches
  • spread34 - 36 inches
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • watering requirementAverage to dry

Shipping Schedule

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2024 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
3A-3B 4/29/24 - 6/7/24
4A-4B 4/29/24 - 6/7/24
5A 4/18/24 - 6/7/24
5B 3/25/24 - 6/7/24
6A 3/11/24 - 6/7/24
6B 2/26/24 - 6/7/24
7A 2/22/24 - 6/7/24
7B 2/19/24 - 5/31/24
8A 2/15/24 - 5/10/24
8B 2/12/24 - 5/10/24
9A-10B 2/5/24 - 5/10/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 7A: 6/3/24
Zones 7B - 10B: 5/6/24

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