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Bouteloua gracilis (Blue Grama)

Bouteloua gracilis
Blue Grama, Blue Grama Grass, Mosquito Grass

Blue Grama is easily identified by its distinctive curved "comb-like" seedheads, which appear during the summer. The leaves are light green, drying to a tan color in the winter. In the hot, low deserts, Blue Grama tends to be a small bunchgrass to 2 feet tall by 2 feet wide. In cooler, moist climates it can form a fairly dense sod. It is one of the best grasses for the arid west and can easily be kept at 2" for a xeric lawn.

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 1' - 2' (ft)
Spread 1' - 2' (ft)
Spacing 20" - 24" (in)
Characteristics Semi-Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Wildlife
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: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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