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