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

Blue Grama

Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'

Also called Mosquito Grass

  • 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


Yellow, Purple (deep)

50-60 cm

25-30 cm

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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.

Additional Notes about Blue Grama:

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.



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