Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' PP#22,048 (Blue Grama Grass) is a native ornamental 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 interest. 2011 Plant of The Year
Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' PP#22,048 (Blue Grama Grass) is an exceptionally large growing selection of our native Blue Grama Grass and 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' Blue Grama Grass 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.
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. 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' Grass is native to 26 states and performs well across the country, particularly in hardiness zones 4-9. Cut back old stems to 2-3” above ground-level in mid-spring. Divide every third year. Discovered and introduced by David Salman of High Country Gardens. (Propagated by division). 30-36" tall x 30-36" wide.
Plant Select Winner 2011; 2011 High Country Gardens Plant of the Year. Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass was named by the Plant Select gardeners' survey as the best perennial of 2013. See inspirational photos of Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass used in the landscape at Vineyard Haven: A Napa Valley Garden That Belongs to the Land
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'Blonde Ambition' Blue Grama Grass
Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' PP#22,048
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Mid to late summer
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil
Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Winter Interest, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
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Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Cutting back Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition) should be done in mid-spring when the new green grass blades begin to sprout from the crown. The stems holding the seed heads are very resilient and stay upright even after a snowy winter, so the grass looks good until mid-spring.
Cut back to a height of 2 to 3 inches above ground level and scratch out the crown with gloved hands to loosen thatch and make room for the new growth to push up and out.
Mulching: Blonde Ambition (and many ornamental grasses) don't need mulching. But if planted in a mulched bed, Blonde Ambition is very adaptable as to the type of mulch. We recommend that the mulch layer around the plant be thin (less than an inch deep).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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