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Lindheimer’s muhly

Muhlenbergia lindheimeri

Description

Lindheimer’s muhly is a soft textured species with narrow semi-evergreen leaves that are medium green in color and provide a soft and relaxed character in garden settings. It is native to Texas and Mexico and, like other muhly grasses, has proven to be highly adaptable to garden conditions. Foliage grows 2-3 ft. tall; flower panicles can reach 5 ft. high.

Lindheimer’s muhly is a large clumping species distinguished by its green leaves and soft texture. Its flower panicles are plume-like and are more spectacular than Deer grass, M. rigens, resulting in a more pronounced floral display. Foliage and panicles fade to pale green and blond colors in late fall; cut back to the base in late fall through early winter to prepare for the upcoming spring growth cycle. A good border plant, in parkways and on banks and slopes to contrast with flowering perennials and shrubs.

Plant Type: Grass
Foliage Character: Semi-deciduous
Habit: Upright, Mounding, Arching
Growth Rate: Fast
Foliage Color: Medium green
Flower Color: Cream
Flower Season: Summer, Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, Drought, Aridity, All day sun
Function: Banks, Raised planters, Parks and open space, Near pools and water features, Foliage accent plant, Flowering accent plant, Civic spaces, Borders
Height: 2 ft. – 5 ft.
Width: 3 ft. – 6 ft.

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