Blue Muhly Grass, Muhlenbergia lindheimeri, Boyce Thompson Arboretum Big Muhly Grass, Muhlenbergia lindheimeri
Common Name Big Muhly Grass, Lindheimer's Muhly, Blue Muhly Grass
Latin Name Muhlenbergia lindheimeri
Family Poaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 6-24 / 7-11
Type / Form Clump grass / Large
Native Habitat Dry prairies and rocky slopes of Texas and northern Mexico
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, limestone, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Water Once per month in summer
Height X Width Maximum 2 feet X 4 feet, usual 1 foot X 2 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Silver-grey to blue-green stems
Flowers Purple to grey flowers in summer and fall, excellent substitute for Pampas Grass
Bark / Roots NA / Deep
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, ground cover, container, rock garden, borders, low maintenance, foliage accent, background, parkways, specimen, bedding, cut flowers
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird
Nature Value Seeds eaten by birds, grass browsed by wildlife
Native American Uses Basketry
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     Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261