Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' - blue grama grass
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
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.