Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis)

Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis)

One of the shortest native prairie grasses at just 12 inches, Blue Grama Grass is the perfect grass for garden borders and lawn alternatives. Seed heads look like eyebrows.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Dry, Medium
Height:    12 inches
Blooms:    July, Aug, Sept
Color:    Blue, Tan
Spacing:    12″
Zones:    3-10

Design Tips

Blue Grama Grass is extremely valuable for areas where the shortest plants are needed–such as next to borders and sidewalks, where even the other short grasses are not short enough. It’s one of the last plants to come out of dormancy in the spring, giving short spring flowers a chance to bloom unobstructed.

Companion Plants

Prairie Smoke
Dotted Blazing Star
Butterfly Milkweed
Star Sedge
Prairie Phlox