High Desert Plant Finder & Guide
Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass
Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'
Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 3 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 3
Other Names: Mosquito Grass
This cultivar is noted for its distinctive arrangement of horizontal, eyelash-like chartreuse flowers that give way to blond seed heads that persist through winter; blue-green foliage turns hues of gold in fall; use as a border accent or groundcover
Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass features airy spikes of chartreuse flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid summer. Its attractive grassy leaves are bluish-green in color. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous gold in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass is an herbaceous perennial grass with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
Planting & Growing
Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.
Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.