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Blue Grama Grass Seeds

Blue Grama Grass Seeds

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~0.5 g (~640 seeds)
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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.

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Variety Info

Family: Poaceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3–10

Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

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

Variety Info: 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.

Attributes: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant

Sowing Info

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