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Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition

Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass

Blonde Ambition is a native grass with a completely new look. The horizontal eyelash-like chartreuse flowers appear in mid-summer and age to blonde seed heads by fall. They are held on the plant right through the winter to provide many months of ornamental interest.

SKU# 27061

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Regular Price: $9.99

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Plant - 5" deep pot

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SKU 27061
Common Name Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass
Botanical Name Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Wheat
Estimated Mature Height 30-36" tall
Mature Spread 30-36" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region USA

Plant Select Winner 2011 30-36" tall x 30-36" wide (propagated by division). Seldom does a new grass selection offer the gardener something so completely different and exciting. Its profusion of big, showy chartreuse flowers, held horizontally above the leaves is unlike any other ornamental grass in cultivation.

An exceptionally large growing selection of our native Blue Grama, it has 2 1/2 to 3 ft. tall stems of flowers that mature to long lasting blonde seed heads. These flag-like flowers rise up out of the blue-green foliage in mid-summer and are held on stiff, weather resistant stems. 'Blonde Ambition' provides exceptional winter interest as the stems of seed heads pop up even after a heavy snow and remain standing through winter, giving the grass 6 to 8 months of garden color and texture.

This beauty is extremely cold hardy, grows in a wide range of soil types and is a perfect choice for low maintenance home or commercial landscapes. 'Blonde Ambition' is native to 26 states and performs well across the country, particularly in hardiness zones 4-9. Discovered and introduced by David Salman of High Country Gardens. <br/><br/>Blonde Ambition Grass was named by the Plant Select gardeners' survey as the best perennial of 2013.



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    Comments about Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition:

    Triples height/width in 3 months in some generic potting mix, mixed with the yard dirt of clay soil, just planted next to cinder block wall in backyard/alley, full sun all times- all plants thrives well in oven like 120 degrees/winter temp of 18 degree (so far) desert conditions by the White Sands. I did not keep moist after 2 months, occasionally water though after they stabilized/settled. Plants are guaranteed, style of starter pots the grass arrived/grows in and the ingenious design of damaged proof shipping container/packaging the plants are amazing...very well thought out and works! All emails answered within hours.
    I planted this with silky grass also found on this site...
    the picture shown here is many plants, alone they seem sparse being grass like stalks, their first year... mine have grew up then gently spread upwards/outwards they are not clustered in patches, like them that way you can see the movement/flutters/actual plant and how it changes....

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