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Muhlenbergia lindheimeri (Lindheimer's muhly)

Muhlenbergia lindheimeri Photo/Illustration: Steve Aitken


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Muhlenbergia lindheimeri muh-len-BERG-ee-ah lind-HY-mer-eye Common Name: Lindheimer's muhly 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.
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
Tolerance Deer Tolerant;Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Native; Self Seeds; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage; Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time Fall
Flower Color Purple/ Lavender Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Ground Covers, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Naturalizing, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point, Suitable as Annual, Waterside
Style Cottage Garden, Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Grasses

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