Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass

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At Nature Hills, we are big fans of native and ornamental grasses in the landscape! They add rich texture, fun movement and grand style wherever they are planted. There are hundreds of grass options to choose from, but it seems that you only see a handful when you drive around your neighborhood.

It's time for something new! Something to excite the garden. Something to shock the neighbors. It's time for Blonde Ambition Blue Gamma Grass (Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition')! The flowers are held horizontally above the leaves in an eyebrow or mustache fashion, unlike any other ornamental grass on the market today! They bobble and wave in the breeze for motion and textural interest.

Blonde Ambition is a bigger version of our native Blue Gamma Grass. The base of this beautiful grass is blue-green upright foliage. In mid-summer 3-foot tall spikes of showy chartreuse-colored flowers rise up on stiff stems that hold up through all kinds of weather. This includes heavy snow, which means that you have 6-8 months of garden texture and color from these great plants. By late summer to autumn, the curious flower heads fade to tan for the remainder of the year.

Planting and Application:

This is an extremely cold hardy grass and grows in almost any soil. Blonde Ambition is native to 26 states and performs well almost everywhere else, so we're sure that it will fit into your garden. Use as an eye-catching specimen plant because of the unique blooms, or as accents interspersed among other native grasses, perennials and wildflowers for a lovely informal display. Try planting with the equally unique Sideoats Grama and Northern Sea Oats grasses for an incredibly unique show!

Create naturalized prairies and en masse swaths of native grasses for wildlife and beneficial insects to thrive in. Low water usage perennial grasses are ideal along the 'hellstrip' by the road or along a path, in drought-prone areas and in rock gardens! Add this beautiful low-maintenance, water-wise grass to your landscape for carefree style and a fresh new look. It looks great in any style garden from contemporary to rustic.

  • Incredibly Unique Seedhead Display
  • Fast Growing Low-Maintenance Native
  • Bright Soft Blue-Green & Fine Texture
  • Winter Interest
  • Great in Bouquets, Borders, Beds & Hedges

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Grama Grasses do best in full sun and partial shade, preferring at least 5-6 hours of sun a day for the strongest stems and growth. Plant in a very well-drained site with moderate, consistent moisture while establishing, but afterward these are drought tolerant perennial grasses! Warm-season grasses may green up later in the spring, but really shine once the hot, dry summer weather kicks in!

Give Blonde Ambition a chance! We think it might just be your new favorite ornamental grass, too! Order today at NatureHills.com and enjoy native plants delivered to your doorstep!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Blonde Ambition Blue Grama Grass Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Soft Blue-Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time Early Spring