Blue Grama Grass 25 Plants

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Blue Grama Grass 25 Plants Description

Blue Grama Grass, Bouteloua Gracilis Is A Popular Option Thanks To Its Low-Growing, Drought-Tolerant Grass

Blue grama grass, formally named the Bouteloua gracilis, is a long-lived perennial grass that thrives in the warm season and is native to North America. Its range extends from Alberta, Canada, east to Manitoba and south across the Rocky Mountains, Great Plains, and the Midwest state, up to the northern Mexican Plateau. This plant grows in pastures, grazing land, and open fields with low-growing, drought-tolerant, and greyish-green grass. Its environmental preference accounts for most of the net primary productivity in the shortgrass prairie of the central to southern Great Plains.

Blue Grama Grass, Bouteloua Gracilis Low Maintenance And Ease Of Care Help Provide A Natural Landscape

As native plants increase in popularity for gardening and home landscaping thanks to low maintenance and ease of care, choosing plants such as this grass gives a high incidence of survival and growth with minimal effort since the area matches their preferences. These characteristics help reduce herbicide and pesticide usage and provide a sustainable landscape that blends and accents the natural region. With green to greyish leaves less than three millimeters and one to ten inches long, the plant's height is six to twelve inches at maturity.

Its flowering stems are seven to eighteen inches long, with two comb-like spikes extending out from a sharp angle from the flowering stem. Each grass spike has twenty to ninety spikelets five to six millimeters long and has one fertile floret with one or two reduced sterile ones. Below the florets are two glumes, one up to three millimeters long and the other up to six millimeters long; the sterile floret's two-millimeter lemma has three awns five millimeters long. Meanwhile, the fertile floret, which contains a five-millimeter-long bract with three short bristles at the tip, produces an oblong-elliptic brown seed up to three millimeters long. Upon the seed's maturity, the spikelet detaches except for the remaining two glumes.

Planting this grass is ideally done two months before the first frost in fall, so start a seedbed by tilling the area and adding compost of mixed grit to ensure drainage and percolation. Any remaining imperfections and debris must go via raking, and one must grade the area. As the seeds are finely structured, mix them with sand for sowing at a rate of three pounds for every one thousand feet. Keep the bed moist in spring, but not so much that it gets soggy until germination occurs within seven to ten days once soil temperatures warm up.

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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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Ships November through April

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