Grass stays short, while seedheads rise above and dance in the breeze. Drought-tolerant perennial with a unique architectural look. Interesting in dried flower arrangements.
Native to the Midwest and Western US, blue grama is the most heat- and drought-tolerant native grass. The fascinating inflorescence (arrangement in a row like eyelashes) turn golden brown and occasionally red in the fall, curling as they dry, and the feathery foliage makes a nice contrast in rock gardens and xeric plantings. Skipper butterflies use this grass as a host plant, and birds enjoy the seeds.
Variety Info2", purple-green inflorescence (flowers arranged in a row) have small yellow flowers that hang down and the inflorescence curls and turns golden as it dries.
10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date.
2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Can be sown in late summer/early fall so plants get established before winter and get an early start on spring.