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Bouteloua curtipendula - Side-oats Grama

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Side-oats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) is a warm-season grass with small oat-like spikelets that uniformly line one side of the stem. The grass blooms small reddish orange flowers and bleach to a tan color in the fall. This medium-tall grass mixes well in landscapes with spring wildflowers as it stays short in the spring. Native Americans used bundled dried Side-oats Grama stems for brooms and brushes. 


Soil Moisture:  Dry, Moderate

Sun Exposure:  Full Sun

Height:  2' - 3'

Spread:  1' - 3'

Hardiness Zones:  3 - 9

Bloom Color:  Green, Reddish Orange 

Bloom Time:  August, September

Attracts:  Birds, Butterflies



Grama grass is mostly native to North America with its center of diversity in Mexico, and has about 40 different species. They are mainly important forage grasses, but several species are grown for their ornamental qualities. The two most important species are Bouteloua curtipendula (Side-oats Grama) and Bouteloua gracilis (Blue grama) which played a major role in the native North American shortgrass prairie that once covered the drier portions of the Great Plains.

Return Policy

Returns of standard seed mixes and individual species must be made in the original unopened packaging within 10 days of delivery. If you wish to return live plants, you must do so within 5 days of delivery. Returns of standard mixes, individual species, and live plants are subject to a restocking fee of 25%. Custom seed mixes may not be returned. When returning non-damaged goods, the buyer is responsible for shipping charges, and return shipping may be made by whatever means the buyer selects.

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