NAME: Blue Grama Grass
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Blue Gramma Grass / Mosquito Grass
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Bouteloua Gracilis
COLOR: Bluish Foliage / Yellow Flowers / Bluish-Purple Seed Heads
PLANT SEEDS: Spring or Summer
BLOOM TIME: Flowers July - Aug / Seed Heads Aug - Oct
HARDINESS ZONE: 3 - 10 & Reseeds
PLANT HEIGHT: 18 - 24"
PLANT SPACING: 15 - 18"
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average - Dry
QUANTITY: 1000 Seeds
OTHER: Blue Grama is a warm season grass native to the plains & prairies of North America. It is the state grass of Colorado & New Mexico. Sadly, it is currently listed as endangered species in Illinois.
This grass is very tolerant of many conditions, & can grow in a range of climates from desert to alpine. It can grow in sandy or heavy clay soil & laughs in the face of drought. Grama Grass can be used to control erosion.
Individual plants have a clumping habit, so can be used as an accent plant in beds, rock gardens, or containers, or as a border plant.
Blue Grama Grass can be used as a ground cover for naturalizing, or for grazing. It is also commonly used as a turfgrass or mowed lawn grass.
Butterflies will visit the summer flowers, & Blue Grama is a host plant for Skipper Butterflies. It has nice fall colors in golden brown with some orange shades, reds, & purples. The flowering seed heads are really very ornamental, & also make a great dried flower for arrangements. Be sure to share though! Birds & small animals also enjoy eating the seeds in fall :)
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Jun 28, 2022
Never sprouted, and I followed instructions
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Mar 20, 2021
Haven't had a chance to plant these yet, but excited for the addition to our native plant garden. Fast shipping. Thanks!