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Bouteloua curtipendula

More About Bouteloua curtipendula

  • AKA Bouteloua racemosa
  • Dense, slightly arching, light green blades mature gold, and sometimes red
  • Purplish flowers
  • Seed stems produce seeds late summer, on only one side of stem
  • Seeds attract birds
  • Bloom Time: Early summer
  • Flower Height: 100 cm
  • Foliage Height: 50 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and much of North and South America

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.

 

Zone:

3

Height:

40-100 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Red
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Side Oats Grama Growing and Maintenance Tips

Side oats grama is extremely drought-tolerant and can be grown in a wide range of soil types. It is a slow-spreading sod former. Prune in late winter to early spring to make room for new growth.


Bouteloua curtipendula Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Spreading
Upright

Foliage Color

Gray
Green

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Bouteloua curtipendula

Hystrix patula

Hystrix patula

Bottlebrush Grass