Bouteloua gracilis Seed Hachita

Hachita Blue Grama Grass

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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.

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Zones 3 - 10
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
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Size 1 Pound
SKU 27056


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..)

SKU 27056
Common Name Hachita Blue Grama Grass
Botanical Name Bouteloua gracilis Hachita
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun
Ships As Seed
Coverage 4 lbs covers 1000 square feet.
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Native Yes
Ideal Region Midwest, Southwest, West
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Advantages Adds Texture
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.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & 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.


Most orders ship within 48 hours or less.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Orders for in-season products ship within 5 business days. Depending upon your order date, we may hold your shipment to combine it with other products on your order, if applicable.

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Survived Torrential Rain


from Western Nebraska

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Bouteloua gracilis Seed Hachita:

    When an area at our business was sprayed with ground killer, I had an area for a project. We live in a semi-arid (16" annual rainfall) with sandy soil, and so Blue Grama Hachita seemed to be the right choice. It was nearly 18 months before the soil started showing signs of supporting plant life. That Spring I sowed the seeds along with a mix of Western and drought resistant wild flowers. Shortly after sowing the seeds, we had nearly two weeks of heavy rains, that left the area under about 6" of water. I was certain that I would have to reseed, however, a few sprouts started to slowly emerge. By this fall the grass has filled in nicely, and by next Spring the area should look like a prairie meadow.

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    from Colorado

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Bouteloua gracilis Seed Hachita:

    We planted this seed based upon product description in catalogue. It was fast growing. The grass is requiring more water than we think it should. The color is brownish, light green. I'm hopeful that it will require less water next year as it should be established and that it will be greener in color.

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    Very hardy and pretty


    from Erie, Co

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Bouteloua gracilis Seed Hachita:

      We replaced our old thirsty lawn with this grass. We planted it two summers ago so last summer was the first time we really got to see how well it would do. Overall, we've been very pleased. If allowed to grow with minimal mowing, it forms a very soft and wavy turf. We had a fairly mild summer last year and got rain every few weeks, which suited it just fine. It doesn't get a lot of foot traffic so I can't attest to how well it would hold up under kids or pets, but so far seems to be a hardy, drought tolerant lawn. The only down side is that it only comes in seed and the nights need to be fairly warm (above 60) for about a week straight in order for the seed to germinate. We are at a high altitude and had to wait until mid-July before the nights were warm enough to plant the seed, but it germinated fine and within a few months we had a lawn. I am curious to see how well it does in one of our hotter, drier summers.

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