Photo Courtesy of Hoffman Nurseries Inc

Bouteloua gracilis (Mosquito Grass )

Tufts of grey green foliage with sprouts of red-purple blooms have thin caterpillar-like seeds hanging from one side of the stem. Foliage of slender blue-grey leaf blades form a dense clump. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer
1-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft wide
Attracts birds
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone
Moderate salt tolerance


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native