Bouteloua gracilis

Botanical Name: Bouteloua gracilis

Phonetic: boo-te-LOO-uh GRASS-il-is

Common Name(s): Blue Grama, Mosquito Grass

Family: Poaceae
Origin: Southern and western United States, Mexico
Plant Type: Ornamental grass
Persistence: Long-lived

Leaf Type: Grass, narrow
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Blueish-gray
Fall Color: Golden brown, orange to red
Texture: Fine
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Early to mid summer
Flower Color(s): Purplish tinged flowers

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 3-10
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate:               
Height: 0.75-2.00 Feet
Spread: 1.50-2.00 Feet
Hydrozone: Low/medium
Pest/Diseases: No problems
Soil: Average, dry to medium, well-drained soils, very tolerant

Features: California native, drought tolerant, self-seeds
Uses: Mass, group plantings, filler, specimen, rock gardens, naturalized areas, meadows, informal areas, turf grass, can be mowed, flower arrangements

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