Blue Grama Grass Seeds

Heirloom, Native

4.25 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Native to the Midwest and Western US, blue grama is the most heat- and drought-tolerant native grass. The fascinating inflorescence (arrangement in a row like eyelashes) turn golden brown and occasionally red in the fall, curling as they dry, and the feathery foliage makes a nice contrast in rock gardens and xeric plantings. Skipper butterflies use this grass as a host plant, and birds enjoy the seeds.
$2.49 1 gram (~1,280 seeds)

Botanical Name: Bouteloua gracilis

Family: Poaceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3–10

Plant Dimensions: 12"-20" tall and wide, although the foliage is 4"-6" tall.

Variety Information: 2", purple-green inflorescence (flowers arranged in a row) have small yellow flowers that hang down and the inflorescence curls and turns golden as it dries.

Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Can be sown in late summer/early fall so plants get established before winter and get an early start on spring.

When to Start Inside: 10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 10–14 Days

Seed Depth: ¼"–½"

Seed Spacing: A pinch of 10 –20 seeds every 18"

Thinning: Not required

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Blue Grama Grass Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

Review for Blue Grama Grass Seeds

2 out of 5 stars Jan 16, 2021
No success in Houston, TX. Started seeds in 4" pots and emerged good in a few weeks in October. Transfered to outside garden and wilted back. Maybe too wet at area of garden, or ....bugs. Will not re-order.
Brett Babbitt from TX
Owner Response: Hi Brett, Thanks for the feedback. Once seeds germinate we look to environmental factors when we see plant issues. Hardening off is very important to ensure plants are not shocked by outdoor conditions. We are always happy to help troubleshoot growing issues. Happy gardening!

Blue Grama Grass seeds.

5 out of 5 stars Jan 16, 2021
These seeds germinated quickly and are growing well. I cannot give a review of the other items purchased as I will not be seeding them until February - April.
Marilyn Clark from OR

Plant. More. Prairie.

5 out of 5 stars Dec 31, 2021
Tried a few packets just to see what happens. Started in pots at first (Spring 2020). Very good germination. Seems to develope roots before above ground foliage. Survived the big freeze in Feb. 2021. Not enough seed to plant a large area. Got tallgrass?
michael ochman from OK

Fast Germination!

5 out of 5 stars Mar 8, 2022
I started these in 2" peat pots, with a head mat, & LED grow light and they germinated in three days! Looking great!
Kimberly from WA

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