Blue grama, Bouteloua gracilis


Blue grama is a unique short statured grass native to dry prairies of Minnesota. If you’re feeling a little silly you might call it “eyebrow grass,” as the seed heads look like a bunch of little eyebrows nodding in the breeze. Blue grama is a clump forming grass that is an attractive compliment to shorter statured flowers. It pairs well with other short native grasses like little bluestem, and side-oats grama. It is an important host plant for Leonard’s Skipper and the common branded skipper!

Life Cycle: Perennial
Size: 1 foot
Sun: Full-Partial
Soil: Medium-Dry, Dry
Bloom Time: July, August, September
Advantages: Deer Resistant Highly recommended for home gardens