Sideoats Grama

 

 

Bouteloua curtipendula

 

Poaceae

 

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Form: Grass,
Seasonality
: Perennial, dries in the fall

Size: 2 ft tall by 18 inches wide
Leaves
: Blue-green fine textured blades
Flowers
: Flowering stem has blooms (and seeds) on only one side of the stem
Fruit
: Seed
Stems/Trunks
: Fine stems, bunchgrass
Range/Origin
: North and South America
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 1-3,7-11,14,18-21, 0o F

Comments: No thorns, seeds attract a variety of birds

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Full sun

         Water: Low to moderate

         Soil: Most soil types

        Propagation: Seed, clump division

         Maintenance: Some, cut to the ground every 1 to 3 years

 

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