Ornamental Grass - Sideoats Grama Grass - 2 Gal.


Bouteloua curtipendula

This native grass has graceful, blue-green foliage. Attractive tiny flowers in bright purple and orange appear on tall spikes in late summer. Its name, Sideoats Grama, comes from the way the oat-like seeds all lean to one side of the stem, despite emerging on two sides. Bouteloua makes a wonderful drought tolerant groundcover for a sunny dry location. It combines well with other sun-loving natives like Butterfly Weed, Echinacea and Black-eyed Susans. This grass grows well in many kinds of soil, including those containing clay-loam, gravel, rocky material, and sand. It is very drought tolerant and works well on gentle or moderate slopes.

Plant Details

Zone: 4 - 9

Mature Size: 24 - 30 in High x 24 - 30 in Wide

Growing Tips

Grows well in full sun to partial shade, tolerates a wide range of soils from dry to moist, as long as it is well-drained.It will seed in and spread to open spots, but won't out compete stronger perennials and grasses. Seed stems can be removed to prevent spreading.

Availability and quality confirmed as of Thursday, July 9 2020

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