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What's Blooming in the Garden
Blue Grama Grass
1-2 inch zones 3 to 10, full sun
Blue grama is a warm season tufted perennial native from the western Great Plains. This fine textured grass with its cheerful "eyelash" seeds heads is a fine addition to the perennial border. Xeric.
Photo: Lisa DiNardo
5-7 foot by 3 to 5 foot zones 4 to 9, full sun to partial shade, well drained site, blooms late summer
Graceful arching foliage with giant, feathery seed heads. A stunning specimen plant with dramatic stature. Xeric, Plant Select 2006
Photo: Plant Select
"The Blues"' Little Bluestem Grass
30-36 inches by 18 inches, full sun
Great Plains native, notable for its intensely blue upright foliage. Beautiful fall foliage, leaves and seed heads change to a rich burgundy red. Xeric
Photo: High Country Gardens
5-7 foot by 3 foot zones, 4 to 9,full sun
Steel blue 1/2-inch wide leaves grow in coarse clumps, producing tan, spike like panicles in summer which ripen to a rich brown color in the fall. Xeric.
Photo: Sooner Plant Farm
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