Side Oats Grama


Bouteloua curtipendula

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Plant in 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch plastic pot

Light: full sun
Moisture: dry to medium
Soil: clay loam to sandy loam
Mature Height: 3 feet
Mature Spread: 2 feet

260 in stock


Drought tolerant grass which prefers well drained soil in full sun. Great choice for erosion control or soil stabilization as it is a clump forming grass and tolerates a wide range of well drained soils. Purple spikelets (flowers) form on one side of the stem in summer attracting birds. Spikelets turn tan-coloured and resemble oats in fall, and the foliage turns purple and red.

Plant with spring flowers as this grass is a warm season grass, staying short in the spring. Pairs well with Prairie Smoke, Purple Echinacea, Butterfly Milkweed, or Little Bluestem.

Ontario Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7 (Find out your Hardiness Zone here)

Additional information

Weight.10 kg
Dimensions6 × 6 × 30 cm
Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Dry, Medium

Soil Requirements

Clay Loam, Loam, Sandy Loam, Clay Loam to Sandy Loam

Flower Colour


Bloom Period