Botanical Name: Muhlenbergia dumosa
 Common Name: Bamboo Muhly
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Grass

 

Height Range

3-6'

 

Flower Color

Green

 

Flower Season

Summer

 

Leaf Color

Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Medium, Extra in Summer

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Silhouette, Unusual Foliage

 

Seasonal Interest

Fall

 

Location Uses

Shrub Border, Foundation, Parking Strip, Patio, Walkways, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container, Filler, Mass Planting

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Clumping grass grows at a moderate rate to 4' x 4'. Leaves are bright green and turn tan in fall. Flowering plumes appear fall, they start our green and dry to tan. Resembles short bamboo. Great in containers. Creates soft billowy effect in landscape. Accepts full sun or partial shade. Prune in spring when it begins growing & divide every 3-4 years. Native to Arizona and northwest Mexico.
Frost tolerant to 10 F.