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Bouteloua curtipendula – Sideoats Grama

Bouteloua curtipendula – Sideoats Grama

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Sideoats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) is a resilient native grass renowned for its slender, arching stems adorned with oat-like seed spikes. Thriving in full sun to partial shade, this low-maintenance grass adds natural beauty and texture to prairie-style gardens, meadow plantings, and erosion-prone areas. Its drought tolerance, wildlife attraction, and soil stabilizing properties make it an eco-friendly choice for sustainable landscapes.


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Single, 6-Pack, 9-Pack, Flat – DP 50

Common Name

Sideoats Grama


Ornamental grass




3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Native Range

Eastern North America, North America

Height Range (ft.)

1.50 to 3.00

Spread (ft.)

1.00 to 1.50

Bloom Time

Fall, Summer

Bloom Description

Oat-like seed spikes on arching stems


Full Sun, Part Shade





Suggested Use

Erosion Control


Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Erosion




Product Description

Introducing Bouteloua curtipendula, a charming native grass that brings natural beauty and ecological benefits to your outdoor spaces. Known for its graceful appearance and adaptability, Sideoats Grama is a versatile choice for gardeners looking to enhance their landscapes with a touch of native flora.

Why Choose Sideoats Grama?

  • Native Beauty: With its slender, arching stems adorned with oat-like seed spikes, Sideoats Grama offers a rustic elegance that complements naturalistic garden designs.
  • Wildlife Attraction: The seeds of Sideoats Grama are a valuable food source for birds, making it a wildlife-friendly addition to your garden.
  • Drought Tolerance: Once established, this resilient grass is drought-tolerant, requiring minimal watering and maintenance.
  • Erosion Control: Sideoats Grama’s deep root system helps prevent soil erosion, making it an environmentally beneficial choice for erosion-prone areas.

Cultivation Tips

  • Sun Exposure: Thrives in full sun to partial shade, making it suitable for a variety of garden conditions.
  • Soil Preferences: Prefers well-drained soil but can tolerate a range of soil types, including sandy and clay soils.
  • Watering Needs: Water regularly during the establishment period, then reduce watering as the plant becomes more established.
  • Spacing: Plant approximately 12-18 inches apart to allow for its graceful spreading habit.

Design Ideas for Your Garden

Sideoats Grama’s airy texture and native charm make it a delightful addition to prairie-style gardens, meadow plantings, or naturalistic landscapes. Use it as a border plant along walkways or garden beds, or plant in mass for a meadow-like effect. Its subtle seed spikes add movement and interest, creating a dynamic visual appeal.

Ecological Benefits

Beyond its aesthetic value, Sideoats Grama plays a vital role in supporting local ecosystems. Its seeds attract birds, while its dense root system helps stabilize soil and reduce erosion, contributing to a healthier environment for wildlife and plants alike.

Embrace the beauty and resilience of Bouteloua curtipendula – Sideoats Grama in your garden. Whether used for its ecological benefits or aesthetic charm, this native grass is sure to enhance your outdoor space with its natural allure.


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