Blue Grama Grass is a warm-season native bunchgrass that can be found in the central, southwest. It has expanded its natural range to both coasts but is not found in the Pacific Northwest. You can find this in prairies, open forests, along roads, and plains. The seed head turns a beautiful honey gold brown. Its seeds look like soldiers in a row as they hand from the stem. It is a dominant species in our short grass prairies. it is used commonly in xeriscaping due to its ability to survive on low amounts of water. Plant in full sun and well-drained soils.
Recommended for prairie plantings, xeriscape gardens and lawns and as a component of wildlife forage mixes.
This is a very hardy perennial and easily survives down to USDA Zone 3.
Botanical Name: Bouteloua gracilis
- Hardy to zone 3, perennial
- 2-3 in height
- Winter interest
- Native ornamental
- 800 Seeds per packet, 1/2 gram, will cover 10 sq ft with no plants or 100 sq ft with other grasses, 1 oz will cover 500 sq ft, or 5,000 sq ft with other grasses.
Instructions - Seeds can also be directly sown into a weed-free seedbed in May or June as they germinate in warm weather. You can seed earlier or later, but do make sure it is with the companions or oats to provide cover and prevent weeds from growing. Prefers sand and loam.
Alternatively Start Indoors late winter to early spring
- Sow 1/2" deep
- Germination 14-20 days
- Thin 24" apart
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