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Native Harvest Blue Grama Grass Seed

Bouteloua gracilis Native Harvest
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Overview
Native Harvest Blue Grama Grass Seed (Bouteloua gracilis) is a marvelous native grass that can be used for prairie restoration or as a waterwise lawn. The unique eyebrow-like flowers are a joy when they appear in mid-summer and wave in the breeze. A shorter Blue Grama strain for a tamer looking native lawn.
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Botanical Name
Bouteloua gracilis Native Harvest
Advantages
Native, Attracts Birds, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Erosion Control
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Seed Life Cycle
Perennial
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
6-24" tall
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 62 square feet
1 lb covers 250 square feet
5 lb covers 1,250 square feet
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer

Description

Native Harvest Blue Grama Grass Seed (Bouteloua gracilis) is one of the dominant grass species of the western short grass prairies, this marvelous native grass has much to offer. It is native over a wide area of the US and can be used for prairie restoration or as a waterwise lawn. The unique eyebrow-like flowers are a joy when they appear in mid-summer, especially when they wave back at us in the slightest breeze. 


This is primarily a grass for west of the Mississippi in regions that get about 30" or less of annual precipitation. It grows in a wide range of soil types from sandy to heavy clay and over a wide range of elevations (up to around 7,500 ft). It's a warm season grass that should be sown in late spring (once the days warm consistently) through late summer. It needs heat to germinate, so don't sow it in the fall.

As a low water lawn, sown heavily 3-4 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. so that it fills in tightly. As a meadow grass, sow at 1-2 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft. and can be successfully intermixed with native wildflowers seed. See our Planting Blue Grama Grass Seed guide for more information.