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Bouteloua plants produce attactive flower heads in summer that look as nice in the garden as they do in a fresh or dried cut-flower arrangement. In autumn, its leaves and flowers turn a nice tan color.

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Bouteloua is an ornamental grass that is native to Canada, the mid and western United States and Mexico whose name commemorates the spanish botanists, brothers Claudio and Esteban Boutelou. As you might expect from its native home, Bouteloua is a drought tolerant plant that is quite tough and easy to grow, and, not surprisingly, Bouteloua does not like wet feet. In summer, Bouteloua plants produce attactive flower heads in summer that look as nice in the garden as they do in a fresh or dried cut-flower arrangement. In the autumn, Bouteloua leaves and flowers turn a nice tan color often with hints of ornage or red.

Its tough nature makes Bouteloua perfect for rock gardens, and untended roadside plantings and for erosion control on sloped properites. Although you do not have to do much to maintain it, there are some gardeners who will mow Bouteloua back to two inches to refresh the leaves. In western states, some people even grow it as a turf grass which they mow...although if you do, you will miss out on the pretty flower heads. When you're ready to buy Bouteloua for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online list of Bouteloua for sale.