Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' is a rugged native grass that absolutely steals the show come summer and fall. When paired with the purple or pink contrasting flowers like native coneflower, or allium this grass creates an almost irresistible texture of blonde flags that dance in a gentle breeze among the complementary colors. It's truly a spectacular site to behold. Use it to naturalize a large area or pair it with individual plants in a garden bed for a spectacular display. It can also be used in large containers as a thriller to complement colorful spillers.
There is so much to love about this grass. It is easy to grow and adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions. It is also native, providing quality food for birds and the insects they feed on. The flags hang on through the winter providing additional interest as they collect frost or ice and shimmer in the breeze. On top of all that it is beautiful and underutilized. Be one of the first in your neighborhood to put it to use and help us rejuvenate our native landscape at that same time.
|Bloom Color:||Blonde, yellow, cream, white & silver|
|Bloom Period:||late summer into winter|
|Genus & Species:||Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' PP #22,048|
|Mature Height:||30 to 36 inches|
|Mature Spread:||30 to 40 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||24 inches or more|
|Planting Depth:||Crown even with the soil|
|Planting Time:||Spring or Fall Planting|
|Soil Type:||Well drained soil|
|Sun Exposure:||Full to part sun|
|Zone:||4 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for 'Blonde Ambition' Blue Gama Grass
Blue gama grass grows well in any well drained area. Drought tolerant and easy to grow. Excellent native.