Blue Grama Details

Blue Grama

  • Botanical Name: Bouteloua gracilis
  • Plant Type: Ornamental Grass
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Demand: Low
  • Landscape Use: Lawn Substitute, Rock Garden
  • Ornamental Value: Blue, Green
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Butterflies, Birds
  • Season: Summer, Fall, Winter
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Turf
  • Plant Spread:
  • Plant Height: 6


This grass is a short tuft grass that can form a loose turf. Its interesting spikelets make this a nice accent grass for small areas. Group with other short, drought-tolerant natives on very dry locations in full sun. Mix with buffalograss for a very low-water-use naturalistic turf. Can persist on as little as 7 inches of water per year. Seed heads look like human eyebrows.

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