Cheyenne Indiangrass

Cheyenne Indiangrass


Indiangrass is a very palatable and nutritious forage for cattle and horses during the growing season. A native perennial, warm-season, bunchgrass with short rhizomes and rather coarse stems. A robust, vigorous plant, 3-8 feet tall, with coarse leaves blue to pea-green colored and panicles 8-12 inches long, bronze to yellow colored. Flowers in late September and October and spreads by seed and rhizomes. Cold and drought tolerant; a very palatable grass. Cheyenne is best suited for the northern portions of Texas and into the great plains.  

Provides good quality forage during the growing season for cattle, horses, and deer and cover for bobwhite quail. Used for erosion control.

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Planting: Plant in the spring at a rate of 3-5 lbs. pure live seed (PLS) per acre.

Soil: Grows in a variety of soils.

Height: 3-7 feet

Type: Warm Season Perennial

Region: High Plains, Rolling Plains, Cross Timbers and Prairies, northern Post Oak Savannah, northern Blackland Prairies, northern Piney Woods