‘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 CharacteristicsPlant ‘Hachita’ with darker perennials behind to show off its interesting seed heads.
CareGrow in well-drained soil in full sun; cannot tolerate wet winters.
PropagationDivide from mid-spring to early summer; sow seed in cold frames in spring.
ProblemsDamping off, rust, head and leaf smuts, tar spot, fungal spots, root rot.
- Genus : Bouteloua
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
- Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
- Light : Full Sun
- Uses : Ground Covers
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Plant Type : North American Natives
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
- Foliage Color : Silver/Grey
- Bloom Time : Summer