Bouteloua curtipendula, Side-Oats Grama

Side Oats' dangling, orange flowers in summer

Side Oats Grama is a clump forming, warm season grass offering brilliant orange-red florets midsummer and then the visual texture of a mass of oat-like seeds. It's blades are a blue-gray green -a wonderful grass that does well on hot, sunny sites with well-draining soils.

Bloom: orange, July into August

Height: 24 to 30 inches

Conditions: sun to pt sun, medium to dry soils