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Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' PP22049

Blonde Ambition Blue Grama

Selected by renowned plantsman David Salmon of High Country Gardens in Santa Fe, this showy selection of blue grama grass has huge chartreuse flowers that dance above the foliage. They mature into long-lasting blonde seedheads that add interest all year. This selection of blue grama is larger than the species, growing to 30-36 inches tall. The narrow green leaves dry to a tan color in the winter months. This warm-season, clumping grass is extremely cold hardy and durable. Plant in full sun, but provide ample summer irrigation in the low deserts to maintain a lush green look. It will benefit from a good hard pruning or mowing in the early spring to remove dormant winter foliage and spent flower spikes.