• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
    Blooms:
    Midsummer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:boo-te-LOO-uh GRASS-il-is
    Plant type:Ornamental Grass
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Blue-green
    Blooms:Midsummer
    Flower color:Green
    Garden styleContemporary, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Aster (Aster); Sedum (Sedum); Yucca (Yucca); Lavender (Lavandula)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Adaptable to a wide variety of soils, provided it is well-drained. Recommended pH 6.6 to 7.8. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Drought tolerant once established.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    2011 Plant Select winner. Discovered by David Salman, Chief Horticulturist of of High Country Gardens. This is selection of the native North American prairie grass Bouteloua gracilis, commonly known as Blue Grama Grass, which is widely used as a drought-tolerant turf substitute in the Southwest and Prairie states.

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