Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass

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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.
Zones 4 - 9
Winter Interest
Easy To Grow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 30-36" tall , 30-36" wide
Bloom TimeFoliage plant all season
Item Package SizePlant - 3.5" Pot

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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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.
More Information
Item Package Size
Plant - 3.5" Pot
Common Name
Blue Grama Grass Blonde Ambition PP#22048
Botanical Name
Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition PP#22048
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
30-36" tall
Mature Spread
30-36" wide
Growth Rate
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
Ornamental Bluish-gray blades. Produces seed spikes that hang on one side of stems appearing flag-like in summer.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Native, Groundcover, Winter Interest, Easy To Grow
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

No longer available this season.

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