bouteloua curtipendula (side oats grama) native

Size: 1 gallon

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  • 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
  • bloom time: early summer
  • warm season 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 40-100cm 
  • spread 50-60cm
  • colour red
  • 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
  • full sun
  • attracts birds
  • deer resistant
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • long blooming
  • heat tolerant
  • native to ontario
  • low maintenance
  • ground cover