Muhlenbergia is a group of US (including North Carolina) and Mexican nativeornamental grasses for sale that are beautiful and easy to grow. The most popular of these is Muhlenbergia capillaris, aka purple muhly grass. Muhlenbergia capillaris is a tough, heat-loving, perennial ornamental grass genus that is not only well-behaved in the garden, but is so showy that it should be grown as an annual outside of its hardiness range.
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Typically, Muhlenbergia capillarus plants have diffuse cloud-like seed heads floating above the canopy in fall. Recent selections have increased the color range making white and pink muhly grass selections available for sale too. Whether planted as a specimen, along a border, or in large drifts on a hillside, Muhly grasses put on a dazzling fall show of color. The color effect is intensified in late afternoon when the descending sun lights up the seed heads from behind.
Muhlenbergia plants are as tough and flexible in the garden as any perennial ornamental grasses for sale. They prefer full sun, tolerate drought, and are not ravaged by deer. Try pairing Muhly grass with other plants that peak in the autumn like aster, helianthes, solidago and salvia.
It is a tough, low maintenance plant which makes it perfect for rain gardens.
When you're ready to buy muhlenbergia (muhly grass) for your garden, check out our list of muhly grass for sale. If you are looking for other ornamental grasses for sale, check out our special "ornamental grasses" link on the left side of screen.
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Muhlenbergia capillaris is another US native (Massachusetts to Texas) ornamental deer-resistant grass that will knock your horticultural socks off! Hairy awn muhly makes a nondescript clump of narrow green foliage (30" x 30") until mid- to late August, when the clumps are topped with cloud-like heads of reddish purple...truly STUNNING! Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)
This dazzling deer-resistant introduction, from Florida's Superior Trees, is a white-flowered version of the wildly popular Muhlenbergia capillaris. Starting in late September and continuing into early November (NC), the showy, 4' tall x 4' wide clumps are topped with a soft, see-through cloud of white that lasts well after frosts have begun...absolutely dynamite! Muhlenbergia capillaris 'White Cloud' is a superb selection you simply must see to believe! Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)
Muhlenbergia lindheimeri is one of our favorite ornamental grasses for hot climates. This fabulous Texas/Mexico native forms a dense, architectural 2' tall x 3' wide clump of very narrow blue-green foliage, topped with 60" tall, narrow, calamagrostis-like plumes from September through the fall. When in flower, everyone will want to know where you got it, so be sure to tell 'em! Muhlenbergia lindheimeri prefers well-drained soils. Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)
Available 6-27-2013 We waited more than a decade since we first saw this amazing hybrid at John Fairey's Peckerwood Garden in Texas to be able to offer this pink muhly grass. Muhlenbergia capillaris and Muhlenbergia lindheimeri had a conjugal encounter on a warm Texas night and the result was Muhlenbergia 'Pink Flamingos'. The spherical 3' tall x 4' wide clump of narrow glaucous foliage is topped in September through November with 4.5' long arching spikes ending in pink plumes, which are more linear than Muhlenbergia capillaris. This is a stunning deer-resistant, drought-tolerant grass that should be grown throughout its hardiness range. Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)
Muhlenbergia dubia is a little-known drought tolerant native ornamental grass from West Texas, New Mexico, and northern Mexico that makes a striking architectural accent where a small grass is needed. The narrow foliage makes a perfectly symmetrical mound 3-4' wide and just over 1' tall. In late August and continuing through fall, the very narrow plumes appear on 2-3' narrow stalks, emerging purple, then fading to tan. Muhlenbergia dubia is an exquisite grass, for either a specimen situation or a large mass when heat and drought are the "buzz words." Pot Size: 3.5" (24 fl. oz/709.77 ml)