Genus: Grama

Bouteloua

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Proven Winners
Grama (Bouteloua)
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The genus Bouteloua includes annual and perennial grasses from the Americas bearing unusually bent, flattened inflorescences. Being native to open grasslands, these grasses are drought tolerant and at home in meadows. 
Noteworthy characteristics:  Provides shades of tan that persist throughout winter.
Care:  Grow in light, well-drained soil in full sun; cannot tolerate wet winters.
Propagation: 

Divide from mid-spring to early summer; sow seed in a cold frame in spring.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Bouteloua

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Blue grama
Bouteloua gracilis
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'Hachita' Blue Grama Grass
Bouteloua gracilis 'Hachita'
Problems: 

Damping off, rust, head and leaf smuts, tar spot, fungal spots, root rot.