Blue grama was designated the state grass of Colorado on May 20, 1987. It is a warm season bunch grass of the short grass prairie. The bloom looks like a tiny comb attached at a right angle to the top of the stem which curls into an eyelash shape as it dries and matures . It is a host plant for many satyr and skipper butterflies.
Native plant garden, Wildflower, Xeriscape, Rock garden, Informal gardens, Turf grass
Plant in well drained soil in full sun and prune or mow in the early spring to remove dormant winter foliage. Blue grama is shade intolerant.