Grama Grass Collection

Our Grama Grass Collection features three ornamental grasses, some of our very best garden plants. With their fine-textured foliage, attractive flowers and seed heads, and graceful movement in the breeze, they give us a remarkable visual contrast with flowering perennials and shrubs. Create a sophisticated mass planting, or create a backdrop to your flower garden. Even past the flowering season, you can enjoy their texture and beauty in fall and winter. These native grasses also provide habitat for birds and insects, and are host plants for several moths and butterflies. Collection of 9 plants.
Zones4 - 8
Easy To Grow
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Winter Interest
Adds Movement
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
Mature HeightVaries:
Bouteloua curtipendula: 24-28" tall
Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition: 30-36" tall
Bouteloua hirsuta: 8-12" tall
Mature SpreadVaries:
Bouteloua curtipendula: 15" wide
Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition: 30-36" wide
Bouteloua hirsuta: 6-8" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to late summer
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizeCollection of 9

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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The Grama Grass Collection features three ornamental grasses, highly recommended for natural or formal mass plantings. Bouteloua curtipendula (Sideoats Grama Grass) brings a tall, vertical element, with delicate seeds running along the stem. Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition (Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass) PP#22,048 is a large-growing native ornamental grass with a striking look: horizontal chartreuse flowers appear in mid-summer, age to blonde seed heads by fall, and hold on through winter to provide many months of interest. Blonde Ambition winner of the 2011 Plant of The Year, was discovered and introduced by David Salman. Bouteloua hirsuita (Hairy Grama Grass) is a shorter native variety, generously covered with flag-like seed heads, that attracts butterflies. Plant in well-draining soil. We highly recommend adding ornamental grasses to your garden, to create habitat for butterfly and moth caterpillars and seed-eating songbirds. Mature plants range from 12-36” tall x 24-36” wide.


This Collection includes 9 plants – 3 of each of the following:

·         Bouteloua curtipendula
·         Bouteloua hirsuita
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Item Package Size
Collection of 9
Common Name
Grama Grass Collection
Botanical Name
Bouteloua Collection
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mature Height
Bouteloua curtipendula: 24-28" tall
Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition: 30-36" tall
Bouteloua hirsuta: 8-12" tall
Mature Spread
Bouteloua curtipendula: 15" wide
Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition: 30-36" wide
Bouteloua hirsuta: 6-8" wide
Bloom Time
Early to late summer
Ships As
Planting Kit
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise, Dry, Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Easy To Grow, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Winter Interest, Adds Movement, Adds Texture
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region
Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Ships To Canada
Planting Guides
Planting and Caring for Pre-Planned Gardens & Collections

Soil Preparation: Remember that proper soil preparation is the key to healthy, vigorous blooming perennials. Use Yum Yum Mix and a high quality compost at recommended rates to prepare the soil. Inoculate the plant roots with Plant Success mycorrhizal inoculant. Planting: Plant according to the mature size of the plant. Don’t be tempted to put the plants too close based on their size in the pots. They’ll need the space to grow and fill in the expected area.

Fertilizing: Once annually in mid-fall, after plants begin to go dormant. Use Yum Yum Mix or Yum Yum Mix Winterizer at recommended rates to improve the soil and provide essential plant nutrients.Use it with high quality compost, mix half and half by volume and spread on top of the soil. Scratch it in lightly and water thoroughly. It is also beneficial to treat the plant roots with Plant Success® mycorrhizal root inoculant if you didn’t do so at planting time. (Inoculation only needs to be done once.)

Mulching: In arid climates mulching is very beneficial. Coarse textured composts, shredded leaves, pine needles and composted bark are all excellent mulch materials. Apply to a depth of 1-2 inches. Replenish annually (or as needed).

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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