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Bouteloua gracilis ‘Blonde Ambition’

Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'
Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass, P.P.#22048

Selected by renowned plantsman David Salman of High Country Gardens in Santa Fe, this showy selection of blue grama grass has huge chartreuse flowers that dance above the foliage. They mature into long-lasting blonde seedheads that add interest all year. This selection of blue grama is larger than the species, growing to 30-36 inches tall. The narrow green leaves dry to a tan color in the winter months. This warm-season, clumping grass is extremely cold hardy and durable. Plant in full sun, but provide ample summer irrigation in the low deserts to maintain a lush green look. It will benefit from a good hard pruning or mowing in the early spring to remove dormant winter foliage and spent flower spikes.

Plant Type Native, Grass
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 4 (-30° F)
Flower Color Green
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Fast
Height 2'-3' (ft)
Spread 2'-3' (ft)
Spacing 30"-36"
Characteristics Semi-Evergreen, Showy
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flowers, Dried Arrangements, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Monrovia
Image by: Monrovia
Image by: Monrovia

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