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Bouteloua gracilis

Blue grama

  • »  Attracts birds
  • »  Blooms June-August

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Narrow, blue-grey blades grow in a dense habit that turns unique hues or orange and red in the fall. Purpleish-red flowers stretch out from the foliage on arching stems throughout the summer. The interesting flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators. Birds enjoy the seed that falls to the ground in the fall. Tolerant from drought, erosion, and, and air pollution.

Foliage Color
Maintenance and Care
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer Bloomer
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry Soil
Average Water
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Bouteloua gracilis

Grows best in well-drained or dry soil in full sun. Remove spent foliage in the fall or late winter before new growth begins in the spring.