Botanical Name: Muhlenbergia rigida 'Nashville'
 Common Name: Purple Muhly
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Green, Light Green


Bark Color


Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Meadow, Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Foundation, Parking Strip, Patio, Raised Planter, With Rocks


Special Uses

Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife

Information by: George Hull MSN

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

A small low-growing grass to 2'. Fine textured light green foliage going completely dormant in winter even in low desert. Late summer and fall, sends up purple tan spikes that dry to wheat.
Frost tolerant to 0 F. Similar requirements to Muhlenbergia rigens.