Bouteloua gracilis 'Lovington' - Blue Grama, Mosquito Grass

Establishes quickly, this variety originated in New Mexico

Description: warm season; clump forming
Foliage is grey-green; the width of the blade is narrow; 30-40 cm (12-16") tall
Flowers - June-Aug; 40-50 cm (16-20")

Ideal growing conditions: sandy loam soil in full sun; can grow in moderately acid, sandy or dry soils; slow to establish, but a durable grass

Coldest zone: 3 (find your zone; further info on plant hardiness)

Recommended plant spacing: 15-40 cm (6-16") why such a difference?

Season of interest: August - winter

Drought tolerance rating: 1 (water to root depth once a month); further info

Native to: dry plains of central North America

Pronounciation: Bouteloua (boo-tuh-LOO-ah) gracilis (grah-SIL-is)


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Bouteloua gracilis 'Lovington' - Blue Grama