PLANT BASE

Bouteloua curtipendula

Sideoats grama

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
4-9
1.5-2.5'
1.5-2'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Clump
Grass/Grass-Like
Perennial

Banderilla, Banderita, Navajita

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
July-August
Violet/ pinkish
Fall texture and attractive seed head
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam, Sand
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Well-drained, medium-textured
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Open woodlands and prairies, glades, wooded bluffs and slopes
Most of the North America
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Air pollution, Drought, Erosion, Shallow-rocky soil, Dry Soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Air pollution, Drought, Erosion, Shallow-rocky soil, Dry Soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Purple cone flower,Black eyed susan,Little bluestem,Butterfly weed,Aromatic aster
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Tolerant of wide range of conditions and supports many species, doesn't compete well with tall grasses

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