Bouteloua gracilis Seed Hachita - 1 LB

Hachita Blue Grama Grass Seed

Blue Grama Grass Hachita (Bouteloua gracilis) is an excellent native turf grass that has good drought tolerance and low maintenance requirements. It grows to a height of 4-12", including its "eyelash-like" seed heads. Mowing is optional, depending on whether an informal meadow look is desired. Hachita is quick to germinate, is excellent for erosion control and drought resistant. Hachita requires full sun, well-drained conditions and thrives in sandy or clay soils.

Zones3 - 10
Advantages
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
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Size1 Pound
SKUHC012260

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Blue Grama Grass Hachita (Bouteloua gracilis) seed is very easy and quick to germinate. Hachita is a vigorous low-water grass seed variety chosen for its ability to fill in quickly and make a dense turf. Seeding Hachita Blue Grama Grass is a very economical way to cover larger areas.

Hachita Blue Grama Grass is a warm season grower and prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It does not do well in shade, in areas with a high water table or with acidic soils. Quite drought-resistant (xeric), it is easy to establish, excellent for erosion control and thrives in both sandy soils and clay!

Growing to a height of 4-12", it is beloved for its "eyelash" seed heads, and needs no mowing if you desire an informal meadow look. For a more turf-type lawn, mow weekly to monthly, depending on the look desired.

We recommend 4 lbs. of seed per 1000 sq. ft. Preparation of the area to be seeded is similar to preparing for plugs. See Lawn Replacement Instructions for more information. Seeds can be sown beginning in late spring/early summer when night temperatures reach 60 degrees F and continue through the summer. (Also available for order as plugs..)

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SKUHC012260
Botanical Name
Bouteloua gracilis Hachita
Common Name
Hachita Blue Grama Grass Seed
Item Package Size
1 Pound
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Seed Life Cycle
Perennial
Ideal Region
Midwest, West, Southwest
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Item Unit Of Measure
1 Pound
Seed Coverage
4 lbs covers 1000 square feet.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Native To
North America
Advantages
Adds Texture
Ships As
Seed
Additional Information
Not suitable for elevations above 7000 feet because it is a warm season grass and the growing season is too short in high elevations.
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Grass Seed Step-by-Step Planting Instructions

View Complete Grass Seed Planting Guide and Soil Preparation Guide

1. Preparing the area for planting. We recommend leveling the planting area as much as possible to eliminate high or low spots. Till the soil if possible about 4-6 inches deep, as the soil should be loose and clump-free before planting. If your area is already somewhat bare and even, we recommend skipping the tilling process as it can promote new weed growth or unwanted grass growth. You can then add Plant Success Granular Mycorrhizal Root Inoculant to improve seed germination.

2. After your soil is prepared, apply the seed at the recommended rate. Planting rates vary depending on the size of the seed:

Blue Grama Grass Hachita: seed 4 lbs covers 1000 square feet
No Mow Lawn Grass Seed: 5 lbs covers 1000 square feet; 10 lbs covers 2000 square feet
Low Work and Water Dwarf Fescue Grass Seed: 5 lbs covers 500 square feet,10 lbs covers 1000 square feet.

To make sure you’re spreading the seed evenly, scatter 1/2 of the seed walking north to south and 1/2 of the seed walking east to west.

3. If you have poor soil, you could lightly apply an organic fertilizer after seeding, although this is not a necessary step for strong growth. We recommend using Yum Yum mix to amend your soil.

4. Many choose to cover their grass seed after planting, even though this is not necessary. If you do choose to cover your seed to help retain moisture and hold the seed in place, we recommend a maximum depth of 1/4”. You can cover the seed with topsoil, clean wheat or barley straw, or peat moss. Coated seeds such as Bermuda and Clover seeds should not be covered more than an 1/8” deep.

5. Water gently and regularly, keeping the seeds moist until they begin to sprout. This could mean watering more than once a day if you’re having a dry spell. Once the seeds sprout, water deeply and less frequently. This helps to ensure a deep rooted, healthy lawn or meadow.

6. Do not mow until your lawn is at the recommended height. For most grasses, this is about 3-6 weeks after planting, but could be longer depending on growing conditions. Remember to be gentle when mowing the first few times -- the seedlings will be somewhat tender.

7. After mowing several times, you can apply an organic fertilizer to promote strong growth, but this is not a necessary step.

Remember: It may take weeks or even a month for the seeds to grow.


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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