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Bouteloua curtipendula (Sideoats grama)
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Bouteloua curtipendula

Sideoats grama

This drought tolerant grass is native to open rocky woodlands and mixed grass prairies. The plant features a distinctive inflorescence, an oat-like spikelet that originates in a faded purple hue and lightens to tan in the fall. The fall foliage color is golden brown fading to red-orange and purple shades. This warm season grass is often over-looked as a specimen; however the unique flowers serve as a striking focal point in a small garden and mixes well in meadow plantings, as its stature compliments others well in the spring. We recommend this rhizomatous plant for use when a site is damaged by drought or grazing. Despite its ability to rehabilitate landscapes, it spreads at a very slow rate.

SIZE
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Height

18-24 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Grey-Blue

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Songbirds
Songbirds
Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer
Dry
Dry
Average
Average
Salt Tolerance
Salt Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Open pollinated
Attributes
Grass Type: Warm Season
Native to North America
Erosion Control
Dry Sun
Meadow