Botanical Name: Bouteloua gracilis
 Common Name: Blue Grama Grass
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Grass

 

Height Range

1-3'

 

Flower Color

Green

 

Flower Season

Summer

 

Leaf Color

Blue Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Medium

 

Growth Rate

Fast

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Allergenic

Design Styles

Meadow, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Silhouette, Unusual Shape

 

Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall

 

Location Uses

Perennial Border, Patio, Roadside, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Erosion Control, Filler, Mass Planting, Naturalizing

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: El Nativo Growers, Inc.

  • Description

  • Notes

This bunchgrass grows quickly to 1-1/2' x 2'. Blue-green leaves turn tan in fall. Tall spikes of green flowers dry to tan. Seed heads resemble eyelashes. Requires virtually no maintenance. Good for meadows. Accepts full sun or partial shade. Very frost tolerant. Native to North America.
Frost tolerant to 0 F.