Blue Gramma Grass (Bouteloua gracilis)

$9.77

Size: Leaf blades are 6 inches long and 1/8 inch wide w/ 1 inch seedheads

Bloom: From July to October, 1/8 inch wide seedheads that curl when dry

Description: Gramma grass is low growing winter dormant bunchgrass which can spread to some extend by rhizomes or can reseed itself.  It is one of the most drought and heat tolerant of the native grasses.  ‘Blonde Ambition’ is a patented variety of the grass.  When used as a bunchgrass, cut it back severely in late winter to rejuvenate.  With little water it grows as individual clumps that make a mounding grass groundcover that provides excellent erosion control.  The grass produces one inch seedheads from July to October that curl and curve when dry.  Keep seedheads mowed to prevent self-sowing of the grass from becoming a problem.  Leaf blades are six inches long and one-eighth inch wide and are bluish green turning to a straw color and then going dormant in winter.  The plant grows in full sun and is cold hardy to five degree F.  Seeds are eaten by birds and other desert animals.  Gramma grass can be used as a turf grass.  If the grass is seeded and watered more heavily, it can form a dense sod.

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This grass is the most drought and heat tolerant of the native grasses. It is a modified bunchgrass and is a fast growing winter dormant grass.  If given no supplemental watering, it grows as individual clumps that make a beautiful mounding grass groundcover.  When seeded heavily and watered, it forms a dense sod.  In winter, blue gramma grass goes dormant and may look dead, but when spring comes, new grass blades appear.  The clumps of bunchgrass are 4 to 16 inched tall.  When in bloom the plants may reach 2 feet in height.  The inflorescences in spring and summer have straight spikes that curl gracefully as they fade to a straw color.  Self-sowing may be a nuisance if the blooms are allowed to go to seed.  Keeping the seedheads mowed will help.  It is a popular drought tolerant turf that does well in the high desert area.  If left unmowed it provides a natural meadow look.  As a durable bunchgrass it may be used alone in rock gardens or as a focal point in a rustic pot.

Size: Leaf blades are 6 inches long and 1/8 inch wide w/ 1 inch seedheads

Bloom: From July to October, 1/8 inch wide seedheads that curl when dry

Description: Gramma grass is low growing winter dormant bunchgrass which can spread to some extend by rhizomes or can reseed itself.  It is one of the most drought and heat tolerant of the native grasses.  ‘Blonde Ambition’ is a patented variety of the grass.  When used as a bunchgrass, cut it back severely in late winter to rejuvenate.  With little water it grows as individual clumps that make a mounding grass groundcover that provides excellent erosion control.  The grass produces one inch seedheads from July to October that curl and curve when dry.  Keep seedheads mowed to prevent self-sowing of the grass from becoming a problem.  Leaf blades are six inches long and one-eighth inch wide and are bluish green turning to a straw color and then going dormant in winter.  The plant grows in full sun and is cold hardy to five degree F.  Seeds are eaten by birds and other desert animals.  Gramma grass can be used as a turf grass.  If the grass is seeded and watered more heavily, it can form a dense sod.

 

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