blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis)

picture of Blue Grama grass 'eyebrow' seedheads

blue grama


Common name: blue grama grass
Botanical name: Bouteloua gracilis

Light: Full Sun
Height: 8-24 inches
Water: very drought tolerant but will flourish with water
Soil Type: sandy, gravelly

Warm season (greens up in June) bunchgrass with blue-green foliage. Delightful purplish comb-shaped flowers look like eyebrows; useful for borders and on very dry sites

  • huge plant of golden colored blue grama grass covered with seedheads
    blue grama in the fall