Lindheimer Muhly

Muhlenbergia lindheimeri

Lindheimer Muhly, Big Muhly, Blue Muhly

About This Plant

Sun/part shade. An outstanding fine-textured bunchgrass with ornamental seed plumes and silvery-grey foliage. Very hardy on limestone outcrops, in its native range, it is most often found near streams and drainages. Use it as a specimen or a screen in the home landscape.

Origins: Texas and northern Mexico


No care required. It can be cropped or crew-cut early spring to clear out spent brown leaves (see photo) but it can be slow to recover. A far less obtrusive method of tidying it up: just break off the dead leaves by hand and comb through it with a rake.

A native bunchgrass with silvery plumes in autumn.

Min. Height: 3'

Max Height: 5 feet'

Min. Width: 3'

Max Width: 4 feet'

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