Bamboo Muhly

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Bamboo Muhly

Muhlenbergia dumosa
Fairy Muhly, Faury Muhly, Weeping Muhly, Arizona Muhly
3

5 feet
3

4 feet
Northwest Mexico and Arizona
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun/part shade. Billowing, feathery foliage makes for a graceful specimen and great special effects when backlit by the sun. Bamboo muhly is extremely drought tolerant for a big bunchgrass, easily outcompeting liriope and even some of the other muhlys. Use it in the mid-level in a landscape bed, or cascading along an architectural edge.

Despite the name, this muhly is not related to bamboo and it’s not invasive; the name is just a reference to the stout upright grass stalks.

Maintenance

In some years, bamboo muhly will remain nearly evergreen, but it can be cut back as needed to restart, often in mid-spring. Occasional water in summer only in exposed locations.

Features

Plant Type:
Grasses
Size:
3-5' H, 3-4' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
Brown
Bloom Time:
August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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