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    Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' PP22048

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    Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass

    Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass

    Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' PP22048

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    Mature height
    2.5-3 ft.
    Mature Width
    2.5-3 ft.
    Sun exposure
    Full Sun
    Growth Rate
    Grows Well in Zones
    4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
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    Blonde Ambition Blue Grama is a stunning ornamental grass with unique flowers that resemble straw-colored eyelashes or eyebrows. A clumping, dense grass with tall, upright, delicate stems, Bouteloua 'Blonde Ambition' is an excellent choice for gardeners looking to add texture, movement, and visual appeal to their landscapes. Its adaptability, vigor, drought-tolerance, and distinctive appearance make it a superstar in the garden.

    The flower heads of Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' are held perpendicular at the tip of sturdy stems and resemble eyelashes that flutter in the breeze. Much like the fringe of hair along the eyelid, the flower spikelets of Blonde Ambition are arranged on one side of the stem. These unusual flowers have been described as flag-like, compared to musical notes, a barber's comb, eyebrows, or mosquito larvae due to their unique arrangement. This characteristic has led to other common names for Blonde Ambition Blue Grama such as Mosquito Grass or Eyebrow Grass. The large, showy flowers emerge greenish-yellow in summer maturing to shades of blonde. Persistent seed heads remain throughout winter, offering long-lasting seasonal interest, especially when planted in large groups.

    Densely-tufted, wispy strands of bluish-green foliage actively grow in late spring transforming into a shimmering golden-blonde hue in winter. Blonde Ambition Blue Grama is a waterwise, warm-season, perennial grass that is semi-evergreen in mild climates, and dormant during winter in colder climates. Cut back the old foliage and flowers in early spring before the new growth actively starts growing.

    Native to prairies and plains throughout North America, Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' is a cultivated variety that is perfectly suited for California's hot, dry summers. Standing at 2-3 feet tall and wide, this medium-sized ornamental grass commands attention in any garden with its vigorous growth and uniform appearance. Combining texture, form, movement, and beauty, Blonde Ambition Blue Grama effortlessly enhances the landscape. Its versatility makes it perfect for green roofs, meadows, rock gardens, and wildlife-friendly yards. Use it for erosion control, as a lawn alternative, or in mass plantings. Stroll along pathways planted with Bouteloua while brushing your fingers through the graceful stems of this stylish grass.

    Blonde Ambition Bouteloua is a fascinating ornamental grass with long blooming, unique flowers that add movement, texture, and seasonal interest to your landscape. Easy-to-grow and drought-tolerant, this blue grama is a blonde beauty in the garden.

    Plant Care

    Bouteloua gracilis ‘Blonde Ambition’ PP22048 is a patented Bouteloua cultivar, asexual reproduction is prohibited. The plant patent is expected to expire in May 2030.

    Blonde Ambition is a cold-hardy, perennial grass that grows in USDA zones 4-10 and grows best in full sun. Blonde Ambition prefers a soil with a neutral pH, and it is adaptable to a variety of soil types, but it requires soil that is well-draining. Water deeply and regularly to establish a good root system, avoiding waterlogged soil. Once established, adjust the watering frequency as needed. Tolerates moderate drought but will look its best with occasional irrigation in summer.

    Blonde Ambition Blue Grama is a warm-season, perennial grass that is semi-evergreen in mild climates, but dormant during winter in colder climates. The foliage and flower stems will take on straw-colored shades in late fall or winter. Allow the blonde seed heads to remain throughout winter for seasonal interest in the garden.

    Cut back the old foliage and flowers in early spring before the new growth actively starts growing. Cut back to the crown about 4-6 inches tall.

    Bouteloua Blonde Ambition may not need fertilizer but if desired, apply a balanced organic fertilizer, like All Purpose Fertilizer 4-4-4 in spring.

    Chondrosum gracile is a synonym of Bouteloua gracilis.

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    Q: What is the difference between ‘Blonde Ambition’ and the species, Bouteloua gracilis?
    A: Bouteloua gracilis ‘Blonde Ambition’ is more robust, taller and has larger flowers that age to blonde instead of the purplish brown mature flowers of the species.

    Q: What is warm-season grass?
    A: Bouteloua gracilis ‘Blonde Ambition’ is a warm-season grass which means it actively grows during the warmer months and slows down or goes dormant during the cooler months of the year.

    Q: How far apart should I plant Blonde Ambition Blue Grama?
    A: For full, group planting, the minimum recommended spacing between Bouteloua ‘Blonde Ambition’ is about 24 inches apart.

    Q: Does Bouteloua gracilis Blonde Ambition reseed?
    A: Under optimal conditions, Blonde Ambition may produce seeds and self-sow. It is a native grass not considered to be invasive, but the seedlings will not be identical to the Blonde Ambition parent plant. Pulling these seedlings is recommended to prevent variations that differ from Blonde Ambition.

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