Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' - Blue Grama Grass
DESCRIPTIONBlonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass
Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'
‘Blond Ambition’ has a unique, flag-like flower, unlike any other. A profusion of chartreuse blooms appears in mid-summer attracting butterflies. As the flowers mature they take on a blond color, quite nice in floral arrangements. Ground feeding birds enjoy the seed in autumn. Easy to grow, deer and drought tolerant, a low maintenance gem.
- An ornamental grass unlike any other in cultivation
- Resilient stems stay upright even in heavy snow
- Attracts butterflies and birds, host plant for skippers
- Was selected as the best perennial by Plant Select in 2013
- Deer resistant and extremely cold hardy
- Drought tolerant, easy to grow, low maintenance
Found on dry prairies. A dominant grass in dry shortgrass prairies. An understory grass in moister, mixed prairies.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
A skipper or skipper butterfly is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. They are named after their quick, darting flight habits.
Cut back in mid-spring as the new green shoots begin to sprout.