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Bull grass

Muhlenbergia emersleyi


Bull grass is an evergreen clumping grass growing 2-3 ft. tall and as wide. It has fine textured pale green foliage, and produces attractive inflorescences of flowers by the end of summer.

Bull grass is an easy to grow perennial grass that needs little care or attention. It thrives in sunny locations with normal winter rains and low amounts of summer water. It is smaller in size than the popular and robust Deer grass, M. rigens, and as a result is better suited to smaller spaces. Inflorescences last well into fall and early winter; trim this plant hard during this season to stimulate a strong spring growth cycle and renewed foliage character.

Plant Type: Grass
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Mounding, Dense, Arching
Growth Rate: Fast
Foliage Color: Pale green
Flower Color: Tan, Purple
Flower Season: Summer, Fall
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, Drought, Aridity, All day sun, Partial sun
Function: Wildlife value, Residential spaces, Small spaces, Near pools and water features, Grouped, Foliage accent plant, Flowering accent plant, Borders, Banks
Height: 2 ft. – 3 ft.
Width: 2 ft. – 3 ft.

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