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What is this To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’.

Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass

 
 

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Regular Price: $19.98

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‘Blonde Ambition’ Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis) is a native grass with a look all its own. Prized for eyelash-like flowers that sit horizontally upon tall stems, ‘Blonde Ambition’ adds unique beauty and movement to the garden. Flowers complement upright, blue-green foliage. The fine leaf blades add texture to the garden. Persistent seed heads provide winter beauty. Now available in flats of 18 for dramatic-looking mass plantings.

Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Groundcover
Groundcover
Native
Native
Winter Interest
Winter Interest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 30-36" tall, 30-36" wide
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU ASLKA31

Plant Information

30-36” tall x 30-36” wide. ‘Blonde Ambition’ was selected for large, robust flowers that emerge chartreuse mid-summer and ripen to golden blonde seed heads in fall. Seed heads stand atop sturdy stems that rebound even after a heavy snow. A distinctive and versatile plant, ‘Blonde Ambition’ fits as readily into rustic gardens as contemporary landscapes. Plant in masses to accentuate the gorgeous flowers. Blue Grama Grass is one of the major native grass species of the shortgrass prairie. Found throughout much of the United States and Canada, blue grama grass is widely adaptable, tolerating most soils as long as they are well drained. Plants are cold hardy, heat and drought tolerant, and long-lived. Plant in full sun and water occasionally for best performance. Now available in flats of 18 for dramatic-looking mass plantings.
SKU ASLKA31
Common Name Blue Grama Grass Blonde Ambition PP#22048
Botanical Name Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition PP#22048
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 30-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 30-36" wide
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Time Foliage plant all season
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Ornamental Bluish-gray blades. Produces seed spikes that hang on one side of stems appearing flag-like in summer.
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average
Advantages Easy to Grow, Groundcover, Native, Winter Interest
Ideal Region Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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