Bouteloua curtipendula

Sideoats Grama

Tips for Homeowners:

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.

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  • 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

Height: 18-24 in
Spread: 18-24 in
Spacing: 3-4 ft

Zone: 3-9

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds


  • can be planted under Black Walnut Trees
  • Cut Flower/Foliage
  • Native
  • Mass Planting
  • Erosion control
  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Ground Cover
  • Drought Tolerant

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Blue-green


  • Clump forming

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

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