Lindheimer's muhly

Muhlenbergia lindheimeri

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Aitken
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Lindheimer's muhly (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri)
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Genus:  Muhlenbergia
This beautiful warm-season grass produces attractive, pale purplish-gray plumes in autumn and goes dormant in the cold season. It forms a neat, upright clump with fine blue-gray foliage.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Muhlenbergias creates textural drama which, in some species, is enhanced by deeply colored flowers. Some make exceptional specimens, and all are great en masse in borders, meadows, and native gardens. Most species are native to Mexico, Asia, and the U.S. 
Care:  Muhlenbergias thrive in full sun or partial shade in average, moist, but well-drained soil. However, most are tolerant of drought, heat, and poor soils.
Propagation:  Divide plants or sow seed in spring.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Adaptable
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Fall
Flower Color
Purple/Lavender Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Cut Flower,
Dried Flower,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Suitable as Annual,
Waterside
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant
Type
Grasses

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