Blue Grama Grass

Bouteloua gracilis

Light Conditions: Sun
Soil Conditions: Dry
Exposure Conditions: Full
Size: 10-20" T & Spreading
Bloom Period: July to August
Bloom Colour: Purplish
Growth Habit: Slow to Moderate
Spreads By: Short Rhizomes and Seed

Good For Small Spaces
Good For Large Spaces
Long Bloom Time


Attractive Seed Heads
Fall Color
Deer Resistant
Edible/Medicinal Properties

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Bouteloua gracilis (Blue Grama Grass) Bouteloua gracilis (Blue Grama Grass)

Seeds Per Package: 50

Description: Named for its purplish/blue seed heads, this native grass is very attractive and wonderful in a large landscape. It can be sod forming, spreading from short rhizomes and makes a beautiful native sod lawn grass replacement although it takes time to establish. In the cool fall temperatures the blades of this grass turn to shades of orange kissed yellows and begins to curl up as they dry out.

Found in Nature: Dry, open sites.

Distribution: Prairie, Foothills, Montane

Important Information: The "Bloom Period" is an indicator of the time period within which the wildflowers will bloom and does not describe the time period that a single plant will bloom. The "Sizes" listed are intended to be a general guideline to consult during plant selection. Plant growth and bloom times will vary depending on geographical location & individual site conditions. Please contact us with any questions you may have.