Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' - blue grama grass

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Butterfly FriendlyDeer Resistant
Blonde 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

Native Range

Found on dry prairies. A dominant grass in dry shortgrass prairies. An understory grass in moister, mixed prairies.



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. 


Mature Size: 30-36in. Tall x 30-36in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun

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