Botanical Name: Bouteloua gracilis
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Common Name: Mosquito Grass, Blue Grama Grass  
Plant photo of: Bouteloua gracilis
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Perennial, Grass

 

Height Range

Under 1'

 

Flower Color

n/a

 

Flower Season

Summer, Fall

 

Leaf Color

Green, Yellow Green

 

Bark Color

n/a

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

n/a

Design Styles

Meadow, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Silhouette, Unusual Shape

 

Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall

 

Location Uses

Perennial Border, Roadside, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Lawn Substitute, Naturalizing

 

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: El Nativo Growers, Inc.
  • Description

  • Notes

This warm season native grass is extremely versatile and tolerant of a variety of conditions. It requires virtually no maintenance. It can be used as a mounding lawn substitute. It is dormant in the winter but has a very ornamental bloom through summer. Flower stalks can reach 4' in height. It has an attractive "eyelash" bloom.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halfway with native soil and water. 5. Finish back filling hole, build basin and water.