Bouteloua gracilis

Bouteloua gracilis


Blue Grama Categories: ,


Key Information:

Soil: Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 1-2 feet
Type: Warm-season, perennial bunch grass.

More Detail:

Suggested Uses: Blue Grama’s inflorescence and seed head resembles that of human eyelashes or an upside down eyebrow! A great plant for upland prairie and shoreline restoration.  It is a nice addition to cut and dried flower bouquets. Grows best on drier soils, but is adapted to medium to fine deep soils.

Native Range: Native throughout the Great Plains and Southwest. Native to western Minnesota.

Wildlife: The seeds are enjoyed by birds. Provides cover for ground-nesting birds. This grass is a host plant for several species of skipper butterflies.

More Info: This grass has short rhizomes and is eventually sod-forming. It is used in low-maintenance lawn mixes. See our Western Laid-back seed mix. Blue Grama greens up slower than cool-season grasses in the spring, but stays green in the drier parts of the summer.

More Information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

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