Varieties Available
HACHITA
LOVINGTON
 
BLUE GRAMA
(Bouteloua gracilis)
 
Blue Grama is a short growing, long-lived, warm-season, native perennial that grows throughout the Great Plains. The leaves are 3 to 6 inches long and less than 1/4 inch wide. The flowering stems are 12 to 24 inches tall. Each stem usually has two purplish spikes that extend at a sharp angle from the main stem.
 
Blue grama is found on most soil types, including alkaline soils, but is most abundant on the heavier, upland soils. Its capacity to resist drought permits it to occupy the drier areas throughout its range of adaptation.
 
Growth begins fairly late in the season and depends on how much moisture is available. The forage is relished by all classes of livestock. Growth ceases during long droughts, but begins again upon the return of favorable moisture and temperature. Because of its wide distribution, high quality, hardiness, and growth habits, it is one of our most important range species. Under heavy grazing, blue grama often persists in nearly pure stands after the associated grasses disappear. Blue grama is readily established from seed.    
 
      
 

 

General Characteristics

Growth Type

Bunch

Life Span 

Perennial

Growing Season

Warm Season

Native/Introduced

Native

Plant Height

12-24 inches

Cold Tolerence

Good

Drought Tolerence

Good

Salt Tolerance

Fair

Soil Type

Sandy Loam - Clay

Minimum Rainfall

12 inches

Planting Rate

1-3 pls

Planting Date

Dec. - June

Seed Type

Chaffy

Uses

Grazing
Wildlife Habitat
Erosion Control
Reclamation

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Planting rates above are for pure stands, if utilized in a blend decrease the seeding rate according to the percentage of the component in the blend.


HACHITA
Hachita is recommended for use in New Mexico, Southern Colorado, and the Panhandle areas of Texas and Western Oklahoma. Seed and forage production equaled or excelled that of Lovington blue grama. Hachita shows better establishment than other blue grama tested. It is the most productive blue grama selection.
 

LOVINGTON

Lovington is recommended for use in areas of Eastern New Mexico, Southeastern Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma and areas where annual precipitation is 12 in. or more." It displays excellent seedling vigor under range conditions as well as under irrigation.

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