Bouteloua curtipendula

Sideoats Grama

  • A warm season short prairie grass with blue - green foliage fading to golden- brown to red -orange and purple shades
  • Purplish inflorescence lightens to tan in the fall
  • Small oat like seeds develop on the side of the stalk
  • Native to open rocky woods and mixed grass prairies

  • Category: Grasses, Natives
  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Height: 18-24 in
  • Spread: 18-24 in
  • Spacing: 3-4 ft
  • Foliage Color: Green
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Foliage Color
Full Sun
Clump forming
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Bouteloua curtipendula

Useful as an Accent, Groundcover or for Erosion Control.  Bouteloua curtipendula is often used as part of a Grouping or Mass Planting.  It provides Fall Color and Winter Interest.  Plants are appropriate for Water-wise Landscapes, Low Maintenance Plantings, Meadow or Prairie Gardens, Perennial Borders, Roadsides and Restoration Projects.