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Bouteloua gracilis


Mosquito Grass

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 8.050.050


Also called Blue Grama, this is an important native plant of the Great Plains shortgrass prairie. It makes a low tuft of olive-green leaves, with unusual spikes of bristly flowers that are held at an angle, somewhat resembling a swarm of flying insects. Attractive in the sunny border or rock garden, best viewed up close to appreciate the airy effect. Flowers may be cut and used for arrangements. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring. Self-sown seedlings may also appear. Very drought tolerant once established.

Further details for
Bouteloua gracilis

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Brown
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Massed
  Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Bouteloua gracilis


Mosquito Grass

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 8.050.050


Also called Blue Grama, this is an important native plant of the Great Plains shortgrass prairie. It makes a low tuft of olive-green leaves, with unusual spikes of bristly flowers that are held at an angle, somewhat resembling a swarm of flying insects. Attractive in the sunny border or rock garden, best viewed up close to appreciate the airy effect. Flowers may be cut and used for arrangements. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring. Self-sown seedlings may also appear. Very drought tolerant once established.

Further details for
Bouteloua gracilis

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Brown
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Massed
  Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.