'Hachita' Blue Grama Grass

Bouteloua gracilis 'Hachita'

Photo/Illustration: 
Susan Roth
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'Hachita' Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis 'Hachita')
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Synonyms:  B. oligostachya, Chondrosum gracile
Genus:  Bouteloua
'Hachita' has narrow, blue-green leaves that form dense mounds. In summer, elongated seedheads add visual interest. This tough, drought-tolerant grass thrives in sand or clay soil with full-sun exposure. It needs a setting with good drainage, as it won't thrive in wet conditions. -Scott Vogt, Native grasses, Fine Gardening issue #124
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Plant ‘Hachita’ with darker perennials behind to show off its interesting seed heads.
Care:  Grow in well-drained soil in full sun; cannot tolerate wet winters.
Propagation:  Divide from mid-spring to early summer; sow seed in cold frames in spring.
Problems:  Damping off, rust, head and leaf smuts, tar spot, fungal spots, root rot.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Foliage,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Summer
Foliage Color
Silver/Grey
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Dried Flower,
Naturalizing
Style
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Fall Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Natives

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