Photo Courtesy of Hoffman Nurseries Inc

Bouteloua curtipendula (Sideoats Grama)

Spikes of purple-tinged blooms emerge on arching stems above foliage of slender blue-grey leaf blades and form a dense clump. The foliage turns golden brown, at times shades of orange and red, when the cooler weather arrives.

Blooms mid summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
Drought tolerant
Attracts birds
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native