Bouteloua gracilis

Blue Grama

$8.40 | DP-50 | 20 Avail. | $131.25

DP-50 Weight: 25.0 lb

$8.40 | 18-CT FLAT | 50 Avail. | $75.60

18-CT FLAT Weight: 25.0 lb

$8.40 | 1 G | 700 Avail. | $8.40

1 G Weight: 25.0 lb



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Blue Grama is a small tufted native warm-season grass common in short grass prairies. The wiry blue-grey leaf blades turn golden brown in fall, and may sometimes gain a red-orange hue.  Small purplish flowers appear on stems in summer.  Blue Grama needs full sun and well-drained soils.  Extremely drought tolerant.  

Type: 

Orn. Grass

Height: 

1’ - 2’ 

Spread: 

1’ - 2’

Spacing: 

1.5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 10

Culture: 

Full Sun

Bloom Color: 

Purple

Season of Interest: 

SummerFall, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance.  Extreme drought may cause browning and temporary dormancy until moisture is available.  Cut to ground in late winter before new shoots appear.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensWildlife GardensNaturalized AreasNative GardensRock GardensXeriscaping, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Ornamental Onion, Black-Eyed Susan, Butterfly Weed

Image: SonoranDesertNPS from Tucson, Arizona, BlueGrama (6541143983), CC BY2.0

 

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