What is Blue grama grass?

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape September 25, 2013|Print

Turfgrass Quick Facts: Blue grama (Boutaloua gracilis)

Blue grama grass seedheads Phtoto credit: colorado art studio CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Blue grama grass plants Phtoto credit: colorado art studio CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Blue grama is a perennial warm season bunch grass native to the U.S. and Canada.  It has become popular as a drought tolerant alternative grass in water wise landscapes and is often planted with Buffalograss.

Blue grama (Boutaloua gracilis) characteristics

  • Very cold tolerant
  • Drought tolerant
  • Low growing with interesting seed heads
  • Does not tolerate heavy traffic

In Depth Resources:

Blue Grama for Low Maintenance Lawns