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Zig Zag Blue Grama Grass

Bouteloua gracilis 'Zig Zag'
SKU: HC018242
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Bouteloua gracilis 'Zig Zag' (Blue Grama Grass) has a very compact habit and blooms with a profusion of horizontal eyebrow-like flowers in mid-summer. The flowers ripen to a light tan color, curl upward on the flower spike, and hold on the plant through winter, providing months of flowers and seed heads. Discovered by High Country Gardens Chief Horticulturist, David Salman, growing in Santa Fe, NM.
key features
Botanical Name
Bouteloua gracilis 'Zig Zag'
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, Mass Plantings
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
15-18" tall
Bloom Time


This High Country Gardens grama grass selection will be the star of your summer garden. Bouteloua gracilis 'Zig Zag' was discovered by High Country Gardens Chief Horticulturist, David Salman, growing in Santa Fe, NM. With a compact form, this low-maintenance grass is ideal for mass planting and small space gardens. This is a xeric native selection that grows in hot sites with poor sandy, rocky, or loam soil. 'Zig Zag' is recommended for gardens west of the Mississippi and climates that receive 20'' or less of rain and snow each year, and is suitable for high elevations above 7,000 feet. It’s a fantastic, long-lived perennial to complement all types of perennials and other ornamental grasses, including Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium), Ratibida (Prairie Coneflower), and native bush sages (Salvia).