Bouteloua gracilis

Blue Grama can be used as a xeric lawn grass or as a stand alone specimen grass. Unmowed, it forms a tight mound with interesting and graceful seedheads that look a bit like bushy eyebrows waving above the mound by mid-summer. It could star as an accent in a flower bed or naturalized meadow setting. To avoid aggressive seeding, cut back seed heads in fall.

Plant details

  • Common name: Blue Grama
  • Zone: 4
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Height x Width: 10-15 in. x 10 in.
  • Native to: Idaho