Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' ~ 'Blonde Ambition' Blue Grama
Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' ~ 'Blonde Ambition' Blue Grama
Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' ~ 'Blonde Ambition' Blue Grama

'Blonde Ambition' Blue Grama

Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'

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Blonde Ambition is a small clump-forming  grass  na t ive to central North America. The wiry blue-grey leaf blades turn golden brown in fall, and may sometimes gain a red-orange hue.  Small chartreuse flowers rise on 2½ foot stems in summer which gives way to blond seed heads that last until fall.  Blonde Ambition prefers well-drained soils in full sun.

Type: 

Orn. Grass

Origins:

North to Midwest N. America

Height: 

1’ - 2.5’ 

Spread: 

1’ - 1.5’

Spacing: 

1’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun,  Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Green

Season of Interest: 

Summer,  Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low maintenance plant.  Tolerant of most soils, except wet ones.  Excellent drought tolerance, but extremes may cause browning and temporary dormancy until moisture is available.

LANDSCAPE USES:   Mass Plantings,  Naturalized Areas,  Native Garden Xeriscape Gardens, Rock Gardens, and Containers

COMPANION PLANTS:  Barberry, Sedum, Yucca

IMAGES:  Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' kz2 CC BY-SA 4.0, (2)  Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' kz1 CC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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