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Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition' PP22048 (50 cells)

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Here's a native selection that adds an extra dash of brightness to even the sunniest locale. The straight species, Bouteloua gracilis, is known as blue grama grass for its glaucous foliage and distinctive, petite purple blooms. ‘Blonde Ambition’ ups the wattage with a showy mane of 2” long chartreuse blooms, held at a jaunty angle on stiff stems. In constant motion in even the slightest breeze, these cheerful pennants mature to persistent pale blonde seed heads. ‘Blonde Ambition’ hails from the harsh wilds of the American Southwest, where it was carefully selected and re-selected for outstanding texture and color. Its slender, pale blue-green foliage forms a graceful array up to 24 inches tall and wide. ‘Blonde Ambition’ even stands tough in the snow for months of interest. A hardy grass, it performs brilliantly far from its original desert domain. No wonder it’s an award-winner! Landscapers can deploy it as a specimen, or in impressive sparkling masses.

  Production Location: Pennsylvania
  Tray Size: 50 plants
  Common Name: Blue grama grass
  USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 10
  Mature Height: 36 inches
  Seedhead Color: Yellow
  Exposure: Full Sun

Cell Size: 50 cell tray. Depth 2.31". Volume (max. dry) cubic inches: 4.64
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining commercial media
Growing Temperature: 65-75 F (days) 55-65 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.8-6.2
Soil EC: 1.8-2.2
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 6 - 8 weeks
Growing Info: Pinching not required.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at low levels of 100 - 150 ppm N
Moisture Level: Allow plants to dry between ample waterings.
Watch for Pest and Disease: Leaf spots, rusts
Vernalization Requirements: Not required.
Supplemental Lighting: None required.
Growth Regulators: Generally, not needed.
Day Length: Grown primarily for foliage.
Other: None

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