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Muhly Grass
Scientific Name: Muhlenbergia capillaris (Lam.) Trin.
Synonym: Muhlenbergia filipes
Family: Poaceae
Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia  capillaris)
Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Regal Mist'
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 25-31
USDA: 7 - 10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Sandy soil of the sea islands of North Carolina; also East Florida to Texas

Growth Habits: Perennial grass to 4 feet (1.2 m) or more; leaf blades rolled, stiff, 8 inches to 3 feet long (15-90 cm), up to 0.2 inch wide (5 mm)

Watering Needs: Moderate to little water, quite drought resistant, but grows better with regular water

Propagation: Division, easy with seeds

Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Misc. Publ. No. 200. Washington, DC. 1950.

Blooming Habits:
Large, purplish inflorescences, up to 12 in. long, with many wide-spreading very thin branches. They appear in late summer, and persists for 6-8 weeks. The brown flowers at the branch tips, have brown, thin hair extending from their tip. The elliptic, purplish, fruit is 0.16 inch long (4 mm).

Fruiting Habits:

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