Bouteloua curtipendula ~ Sideoats Grama
Bouteloua curtipendula ~ Sideoats Grama
Bouteloua curtipendula ~ Sideoats Grama

Sideoats Grama

Bouteloua curtipendula

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Sideoats Grama is a small clump-forming  na t ive perennial  ornamental grass noted for its oat-like seed spikes hang from one side of its stems. The narrow blue-grey leaf blades turn golden brown in fall, and may sometimes gain a red-orange hue.  Small purple-tinged flowers rise on stems in  summer which fades to tan as they mature.  Sideoats Grama prefers well-drained soils in full sun.  Drought Tolerant.


Orn. Grass,  Perennial


from N. to S. America; GA Native


1’ - 2.5’ 


1.5’ - 2’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9


Full Sun,  Part Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 


MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance plant.  Tolerant of most soils, except wet ones.  Cut to the ground in winter.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Prairie or Meadows,  Xeriscape Gardens,  Mass Plantings,  Naturalized Areas,  Native Garden, Turf Grass

COMPANION PLANTS:  Yucca, Aster, Lavender

IMAGES:  Erutuon Bouteloua curtipendula closeup of spikes in bloom CC BY-SA 4.0, (2)  Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz Bouteloua curtipendula kz03 CC BY-SA 4.0, (3)  Matt Lavin from Bozeman, Montana, USA,  Bouteloua curtipendula (3903449523) CC BY-SA 2.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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