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Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass

Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' PP #22,048

SKU
06779
This rugged, cold hardy, native grass features blue-green foliage and striking, flag-like, golden summer flowers on stiff, weather resistant stems. Provides cool-season interest, as the long lasting blonde seed heads remain through winter. Tolerant of many soil types, this is a perfect choice for low maintenance landscapes. Semi-evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationboo-teh-LOO-uh GRASS-ih-liss
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeMidsummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenSemi-evergreen
Flower ColorGreen
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBarberry (Berberis); Aster (Aster); Sedum (Sedum); Yucca (Yucca); Lavender (Lavandula)

Adaptable to a wide variety of soils, provided it is well-drained; prefers a near neutral pH level between 6.6 and 7.8. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Cut old foliage back just before new shoots appear in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 10

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