at Digging Dog
August – October.
Named in honor of G. H. E. Muhlenberg, a botanist who specialized in grasses, this large, varied genus includes some of the most visually stunning and enduring ornamental grasses for today’s landscape.
Primarily native to arid range areas of the southern U.S. and Mexico, many Muhlenbergias boast not only arresting inflorescences and foliage, but an exceptional tolerance to heat, sun and drought, providing the soil is well drained, as well as abiding short amounts of dappled shade each day.
This small-scale architectural gem celebrates a finely
cut impeccably shaped green mound. Half the size of
its taller relative, Muhlenbergia rigens, Pine Muhly's dense mostly evergreen clump of upright narrow cylindrical blades
bolsters slim purple-tinged plumes, which blanch to
almond shades on rigid, 2 to 3 ft. tall skinny stems.
Roaming the higher altitudes of the Chihuahuan desert
in west Texas, New Mexico and northern Mexico, Muhlenbergia dubia is undaunted by heat and drought, enjoys sharply
drained sites and brings untold elegance to a patio vessel,
mass planting or a tight spot.
Size: 2' 0"–3' 0" high x 2' 0"–3' 0" wide; hardy to zone 7.
Muhlenbergia dubia (G-0542)
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