‘Hachita’ is the most vigorous selection of this beautiful native grass from the western Great Plains. It is a native, warm season grass that is beloved for its “eyelash” seed heads. Quite xeric, ‘Hachita’ Blue Grama thrives in both sandy soils and clay.
We recommend using the Blue Grama plugs in ornamental plantings as either single or group plantings. You can also interplant plugs with wildflowers to grow a colorful, low care short grass prairie. Blue Grama can be planted between small tree plantings, but does not do well in shade; also good for recreation areas and highway medians.
For a turf type lawn in the arid and semiarid Southwest, plant plugs 4” apart. Blue Grama is sold in trays of 70 plugs per flat. Grows to 4” tall, 15” with seed heads. Zones 3-10.
Blue Grama Planting Dates
Use the following chart to identify your estimated planting dates for your zone. To find out which zone you are located in, you can visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.
Estimated Planting Dates
February 15 through November 15
February 15 through November 1
March 10 through October 15
March 15 through October 15
April 1 through October 1
April 20 through September 15
May 1 through September 10
May 1 through September 1
May 10 through August 20
May 20 through August 1
Plug Tray Shipping Information
Most shipping is done on Mondays to try to prevent plugs from sitting in a warehouse or on a truck over the weekend. Since we ship from the middle of the US, we are able to reach both coasts by Friday.