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Blue grama grass, also called Bouteloua gracilis, is a warm-season perennial plant that usually lives long and belongs to the Poaceae family. It is native to North America and primarily found in Alberta, Canada, Rocky mountains, great plains, and the northern plateau in Mexico. You don't need an expert when planting this plant . It is a resilient, fine-textured plant that can stand drought. During summer, it is beneficial to many insects by providing them with ornamental seed heads.
Since the plant is a warm-season plant, it usually grows when it is warm. It is best to be planted in areas where precipitation exceeds 25" annually. The plant also grows well in many soil types, including loamy, clay, and sandy. And can grow up to 7,500ft. The best timing to plant it is during the mid to late spring. And the season for sowing this plant can extend through summer to late fall, that is, around August or September. Generally, the plant needs to be established around 6-8 weeks before the start of freezing night temperatures.
The leaves of this plant is greyish, 3mm wide, and 25-250mm long. The stems are 7-18 inches long with 1-4 comb-like spikes at the top, each spike has 20-90 spikelets, and each spikelet is 5-6mm long. Since the plant is resilient to dry conditions, so to keep it healthy, you will need extra water during the hottest days of the weather or days when there is little to no rain. Also, the plant has the widest distribution of all grama grasses and usually adapts to local conditions. It is the most valuable grama grass, valued as forage. Grazing of the plant prevents the inversion of unwanted weedy plants.
It is usually mistaken with Hairy grama grass but can be distinguished by its sharp point extending beyond the florets. It is usually planted mixed with Buffalograss as turfgrass. This grass is a low-growing plant that spreads slowly from rhizomes. It performs well as a lawn with little mowing, watering, and fertilizing. This lovely grass is easy to maintain, and the grass has no thatch buildup.
One of the fantastic benefits of this grass is its ability to be used as ornamental and usually produce purplish inflorescences in abundance during late summer, which is attractive and provides fantastic movement and wildlife fodder.
Nowadays, native plants are getting more recognized in gardens and landscapes because of their simplicity, low maintenance, and ease of caring for nature. This plant is usually found in pastures, grazing lands, and open fields. The flowers are distinctive, making them easy to identify, especially with their resemblance to eyelashes. It is attractive to butterflies, used as ornament and food to birds like grassland sparrows, wrens, and wildlife. Since the grass grows slowly, it can be used as a lawn in drier locations.
Posted by Pam Murphy on Jan 23, 2022
I have this planted in my farm where a wide space is left untouched. It fills in to the empty spaces around.
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.