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Plant type

Grass

Size

3 ft Tall

Form

Upright

Growth rate

Moderate

Color

Yellow, Purple

Flowering season

Summer

Common uses

Groundcover, Lawn alternative

Bouteloua curtipendula, commonly known as sideoats grama, is a perennial, short prairie grass that is native throughout the temperate and tropical Western Hemisphere, from Canada south to Argentina. Bouteloua curtipendula foliage is blue-green in color and the flowers are purple. The small, oat-like seeds develop on the side of the stalk.

Sun

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water

Low, Very Low

Ease of care

Moderate

Soil drainage

Fast,Medium,Slow

Soil description

Adaptable, tolerant of sand, loam and clay.

Propagation

For propagating by seed: No treatment freshly harvested cleaned seeds need 3-4 mos. dry storage before sowing.

Sunset Zones

2, 3, 7*, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17, 18*, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24*

Caterpillars
Pollinators

Butterflies and moths supported

1 confirmed and 2 likely

Confirmed Likely

Orange Skipperling

Copaeodes aurantiaca

Pahaska Skipper

Hesperia pahaska

Ridings' Satyr

Neominois ridingsii

Site type

Dry, rocky places

Plant communities

Pinyon-Juniper Woodland,