Blonde Ambition grama grass

Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'PP 22,048

Bouteloua gracilis \'Blonde Ambition\' | Blond Ambition blue grama grass in summer and winter | Plant Select
Blonde Ambition blue grama grass is an impressive, highly ornamental form of Western native grass with tall, upright stems. Showy chartreuse, aging-to-blonde seed heads hold their straight shape. The seed heads are displayed high above the foliage through winter, providing many months of color and texture. Blonde Ambition holds up well to snow. Read the plant story here.

Tips from the pros: It does reseed but the seedlings are not true, so pull them.

Developed by David Salman of Waterwise Gardening, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Propagators: Learn more here.
Plant Type Ornamental grass
Height 30-36 inches
Width 30-36 inches
Flowering Season July through winter
Flower Color Chartreuse, aging to blonde
Sun Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs Moderate to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 4-9
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination No
Winter Interest Yes
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2011
Annual Commercial Maintenance Cut back every early spring.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Divide or remove old plants and replace with new plants.
Elevation Guide Up to 7500 ft.

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