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Lindheimer's Muhly, Big Muhly
Scientific Name: Muhlenbergia lindheimeri A.S. Hitchc.
Synonym:
Family: Poaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 7 - 11

Heat Tolerance: Tolerant high summer temperatures

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Texas and northern Mexico, in dry prairies and rocky slopes

Growth Habits: Evergreen bunchgrass forming a clump 1 to 3 feet tall (30-90 cm), 2 to 4 feet wide (0.6-1.2 m); bluish gray foliage

Watering Needs: Tolerant of drought and occasionally wet soils, good for calcareous soils

Propagation: Division, seeds


The Lindheimer's Muhly is an good substitute for pampas grass, using less water and with edges that won't cut the skin. Use this grass in borders and perennial gardens.
'Autumn Glow' is a named cultivar

Blooming Habits:
The Lindheimer's Muhly has purplish flowering spikes, well above the foliage, up to 5 ft (1.5 m) tall, in early fall. They persist over the winter, slowly turning tan to gray,

Fruiting Habits:


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