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Zig Zag Blue Grama Grass - 2.5" Pot

Bouteloua gracilis 'Zig Zag' PPAF
SKU: HC017878
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
Exclusive to High Country Gardens. Bouteloua gracilis 'Zig Zag' will be the star of your summer garden. It 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. This native grass is a fantastic long-lived companion plant for all types of perennials and grasses in low-water gardens. A High Country Gardens Introduction.
key features
Botanical Name
Bouteloua gracilis 'Zig Zag' PPAF
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
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).

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