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Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass
Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region.
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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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Out Performs Any Grass - Beautiful And Tough
By Rhoda K
from Arlington, Tx
About Me Avid Gardener
Comments about High Country Gardens Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition:
I xeriscape our front yard with Blonde Ambition. It out performs any full-sun grass. It establishes easily and quickly and requires almost no extra water.The little fluffy seed heads are beautiful year-round.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Wilson, Idaho High Mountain Desert
Everyone comment on how much this beauty looked in the garden last year. It is an excellent back drop to my desert flowers. This is it's second year is and came back great.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I love this plant
By Mary Mary Quite Contrary
from Chino Valley, AZ
this was a plant in the Hero Habitat I purchased and the extras I bought were used to augment a larger area
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Plant before planting in the garden
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Paonia, CO
About Me Getting Started
No sign of life yet this year, but perhaps it's early. I planted them mid-summer and they did all right: not a lot of growth, but it was very hot. We have Very Poor soil.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Love this one!
from Lubbock, TX.
The first year I grew this in a pot. It did well and the unusual blooms provided an interesting accent. This spring it is planted in the border. It is coming up and looking like it will do even better in the ground.
naturally beautiful up/outwards growth, very healthy and hardy and a sturdy grass (a yr later going strong/steady growing)! And comes with money back guarantee.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
NOT your regular bouteloua
By Ruby Colorado
from Flagstaff AZ
About Me Master Gardener
I live at 7000' in Flagstaff AZ. I love my native Blue Grama grass and thought, what's the deal about blonde ambition? WELL. It has a tighter growth pattern, more impressive seed heads, and best of all, once the weather turns cold, it stays upright and turns an incredible reddish orange. I love love love this grass. I'm only in my second year of it and cannot wait until it starts peaking next year.
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Blonde Ambition in Winter, 7000', zone 4
Tags: Blonde Ambition, Picture of Product
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Worth the $
from sunny side of a flat rock, NM
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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