Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina

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  • Product Info

    Side-oats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula)
    Grass Family
    Blooms: Green & purple/red, 4-6 weeks, Aug-Sept. weeks, June-Aug
    Leaves: Narrow, blue-green leaves up to 8”
    Height: 2-3
    Space: 18-24"
    Soil: Average-dry, tolerates poor soil
    Exposure: Full sun- Part sun
    Fauna: Host to several skippers, food for grasshoppers and other herbaceous insects, seeds for birds
    Seeds:  Green and then purple-red seeds all hang to one side of the flowering stalk, remains attractive through early winter

    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 3-9
    Native Status: NC native, rare in the Mountains
    Provenance: Unknown, seed grown