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Sideoats Grama Grass

Bouteloua curtipendula
SKU: HC017442
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
Bouteloua curtipendula (Sideoats Grama Grass) is a superb native grass that thrives in hot, dry gardens, where its showy summer flower spikes add grace and texture. Our strain has blue foliage that contrasts nicely with the mid-summer tan flowers, which mature to off-white seed heads in early fall. It's a very attractive winter grass with finely tapered, light-catching flower stems.
key features
Botanical Name
Bouteloua curtipendula
Native, Deer Resistant, Winter Interest
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Mature Height
24-28" tall
Mature Spread
15" wide
Bloom Time
Mid summer


24-28” tall x 15” wide. A superb native grass, Bouteloua curtipendula (Sideoats Grama Grass) is a delight in the xeric garden. This grass will provide year-round visual interest in waterwise gardens, and is not appetizing to deer. It grows best with full sun and thrives in any soil type including clay. Established plants are quite xeric and a fine choice for very dry sites. Mature plants have an attractive vase-shaped growth habit that mixes in nicely with other native late season bloomers like Rudbeckia, Ratibida, and Salvia azurea.
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