Blue Gama Grass

Blue Gama Grass

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BLUE GAMA GRASS - BOUTELOUA GRACILIS

Blue Grama Grass
Boutelousa gracilis, which is more well-known as blue grama, is a type of grass that best grows in warmer climates. The grass can grow to just a little over 10 inches tall, making it one of the shortest growing lawn grasses on the market. Blue grama grass is slim and sharp, but otherwise it resembles more common types of grass. It has green and grey/green grass. When the grass is allowed to grow to taller lengths spikelets sprout out of the grass at an angle. The best way to plant this grass, unlike most grass, is by tilling the land slightly then distributing the seed. Most grass will sprout by simply throwing out the seed. This grass can live through harsh environments such as grazing and drought. However, prolonged drought, like every type of grass, will cause blue grama grass to thin out then die. Blue grama is able to withstand such harsh temperatures it is the state grass of two states: Colorado and New Mexico. The grass is prominent in both states despite their vastly different environments. Blue grama grass is able to live in harsh colds and harsh heats. The grass has many uses outside of landscaping. The Costanoan people used it as drinking straws and the Navajo used it, much like farmers of today do, by feeding their animals. Blue Gama Grass is a perennial that blooms from June to August with small flowers. Each year it can grow another 1 to 2 feet and is ideal for erosion problem areas. This native grass will do well in full sunlight and moist or even dry soils. Native grass is tolerated of drought, erosion, dry soil, rocky soil, black walnut, and even air pollution. It will have red-purple blooms and will not have pest problems. It will look wonderful and natural on lawns, or in fields. Climate Zone: 4 to 9 Mature Height: 1 to 2 feet Mature Width: 1 foot Sunlight: Full Sun Ships As: Bareroot Plant