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Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'

#PP22048

Also called Mosquito Grass


Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' - Blue Grama - Photo Courtesy of Bailey Nursery

Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' - Blue Grama - Photo Courtesy of Bailey Nursery

More About Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' (PP22048)

  • Low tuft of fine-textured, blue-green leaves
  • Chartreuse flowers age to blonde
  • Seed stems produce seeds late summer, at right angles to the stems
  • Seeds attract birds
  • Bloom Time: June to August
  • Flower Height: 60 cm
  • Foliage Height: 30 cm
  • Grass Type: Warm Season

Interesting Notes:

Warm Season Grasses: These grasses are much slower starting in the spring. They do not push new growth until temperatures warm in early to midsummer. They flower later in the summer or fall with most blooms remaining into the winter. Most warm season grasses tolerate heat, humidity and drought; some even thrive in these conditions.

 

Zone:

4

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

25-30 cm

Colour:

Yellow,Purple (deep)
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Blue Grama Growing and Maintenance Tips

Mosquito grass can be grown in full sun or light shade in a wide range of soil types, however, it does not tolerate poorly drained, wet areas. It can be used as turf, and mowed regularly. If allowed to grow naturally, prune in early spring to make room for new growth.


Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' (PP22048) Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Spreading

Foliage Color

Green
Gray

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'

Melica ciliata

Melica ciliata

Silky-spike Melic Grass