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Blue Grama

by Dawn West, All About Lawns Columnist

Description: Blue Grama is fine-textured native grass with a light green color. Commonly found in the Midwest, upper Midwest, great plains, and Canada were tolerance to drought, high winds, and arid climates is a must.

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  • It is very tolerant of drought, heat, cold, and most soils including sandy and finer soils
  • Requires very little maintenance
  • Moderate durability
  • Mixes well with Buffalo grass
  • Survives wide temperature fluctuation



  • Slow to grow and germinate
  • Goes brown and dormant in hot weather
  • Can be slow to green in the springtime

Watering: Requires little water, if any. For additional info on watering, see: Watering

Fertilizing: see: Fertilizing Tables

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About the Author
Dawn West B.A. holds a B.A. in English from Harvard University and teaches writing at Oregon State University.

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