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PlantFiles: Blue Grama Grass, Blue Gramma
Bouteloua gracilis

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Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bouteloua (boo-te-LOO-uh) (Info)
Species: gracilis (GRASS-il-is) (Info)

Synonym:Bouteloua gracilis var. stricta
Synonym:Bouteloua oligostachya
Synonym:Chondrosum gracile
Synonym:Chondrosum oligostachyum

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Category:
Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral frostweed On Jan 12, 2007, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Blue Grama Grass, Blue Gramma Bouteloua gracilis is Native to Texas and other States.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chino Valley, Arizona
Richmond, California
Denver, Colorado
Elizabeth, Colorado
Erie, Colorado
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Lincoln, Nebraska
Las Vegas, Nevada
Farmington, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico
Chiloquin, Oregon
Austin, Texas
Lake Dallas, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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