Sideoats Grama

Bouteloua curtipendula

Sideoats Grama is a charming warm-season grass with distinctive oat-like seeds that dangle along one side of the stalk. The small bright purple and orange flowers are especially attractive when the grass blooms in late summer. Compact and low-growing …

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SKU
41520-03 / 21520
Plants 3" Pots Sold Out
1-4 $7.99 ea.
5-10 $6.99 ea.
11-31 $5.99 ea.
32+ $4.99 ea.
Seeds 8,000 seeds/oz
Oz $4.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 2' - 3'
Bloom Color Green, Lavender
Bloom Time Aug, Sep
Spacing 1'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Root Type Fibrous
Benefits Birds, Host Plant, Deer Resistant
Seeds per Oz 8000
Propagation Treatment Dry Stratification
Direct Sowing Time Spring, Early Summer

Sideoats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) is a charming warm-season grass with distinctive oat-like seeds that dangle along one side of the stalk. The small bright purple and orange flowers are especially attractive when the grass blooms in late summer. Compact and low-growing, this prairie grass forms a good sized clump around 2.5’ high with attractive bluish foliage. The fall color is shades of gold. Sideoats’ height and shape are a great fit with other prairie perennials in both smaller gardens and meadow landscapes. This remarkably tough grass is drought tolerant and not very aggressive. Full sun is required but just about any type of soil will do, including dry sand, gravel, and even in medium clay.

Sideoats Grama is a larval host plant for several Skipper butterflies and moths, including the Dotted Skipper, Leonard's Skipper, and the Ottoe Skipper.

Seeding Rates for a Solid Stand of Sideoats Grama
•  1/4 Lb. per 1000 square feet
•  10 Lb. per acre