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Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass

Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' PP#22,048
SKU: HC016101
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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. An HCG Introduction. 2011 HCG Plant of The Year. 2011 Plant Select® selection.

key features
Botanical Name
Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' PP#22,048
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Winter Interest, Container Planting
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
30-36" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


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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