Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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Description'Blonde Ambition' Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis) has a graceful wind-swept look that makes your garden feel like a western prairie. Blue-green narrow foliage has an upright, tidy habit. Instead of vertical flower spikes, the flowers on 'Blonde Ambition' are horizontal, as if they've been pushed over in the breeze. The flowers may be horizontal, but they're held up by strong weather-resistant stems that won't fall. Keep the foliage and flowers standing all year long for added winter interest. As a hardy native grass, it's easy to keep this plant looking good!DetailsBotanical name:Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' Patent #: USPP 22,048 Common name: Blue Grama grass Zone: 4 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 3' x 3' Flower color: Gold Foliage color: Blue-green Season of interest: Year-round, especially summer. Bloom time: Summer Features: Winter interest, rare & unusual, native, heat tolerant, fall color, drought tolerant, deer resistant, cold tolerant Uses: Background, border, cottage gardening, foundation planting, massing, specimen, naturalizing, erosion controlHow To GrowSoil: Will thrive in most soils but prefers fertile, well-draining sites. Light: Performs best in full sun (> 6 hours sun). Water: Has average water needs but will tolerate drought once established. Spacing: 2 to 3 feet apart Fertilizing: It does not require fertilizer. Winterizing: Can leave foliage standing for winter. Maintenance & pruning: Prune to the ground in late winter before new growth has emerged.
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I purchased two orders of Blond Ambition. The larger size is already full of the darling seed heads. The little quart sizes are alive but I have to look closely to see a few sprigs of green. I love the plant and have been looking for it for years but it is definitely worth getter the larger size!
Short-lived perennial grass
I live in zone 4b. These looked great for the first season. Then, they slowly declined. This year they are all dead. So, disappointing.
Hello! It is hard to say what the problem could have been without more information and photos. However, this is most likely due to overwatering. This plant likes full sun and very well draining, even dry soil. Happy Gardening!
s. (New York)
It's Doing Well
My Blue Grama Grass has been in the ground now for about a month and is thriving very well. Even for its small size, it has the "flowers" already!
Plant arrived healthy and is continuing to grow. Love watching the pollinators on this guy, glad to find it, glad to grow it!
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