Hachita Blue Grama

Hachita Blue Grama is drought resistant and cures well on the ground, making it a highly effective livestock forage species. It also works well for restoration, mining reclamation, and roadside stabilization.

Highly palatable to livestock, good cool season forage, effective for erosion control and restoration projects in semiarid climates.

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Description

Hachita Blue Grama is a native, warm season bunchgrass grass that is 6”-2’ tall at maturity. It is very drought resistant and cures well on the ground, making it a highly productive livestock forage grass.  It is very palatable to livestock in all seasons, and also provides good cover to grassland wildlife. It also works well for restoration, mining reclamation, and right-of-way stabilization.

Hachita blue grama was developed by the USDA NRCS Las Lunas Plant Materials Center from native plants growing near Hachita, New Mexico.  Hachita is more drought resistant than other varieties of blue grama. 

Planting: Plant in the spring at a rate of 1.5 lbs. pure live seed (PLS) per acre.

Soil: Grows in a variety of soils.

Height: 8-20 inches

Type: Warm Season Perennial

Region: High Plains, Rolling Plains

For more information: Hachita Blue Grama Brochure from USDA NRCS

Additional information

Season

Warm Season

Plant Type

Grass

Height

1-3'

Wildlife

Deer, Quail, Turkeys