Muhlenbergia dubia (Pine Muhly)


This little known grass is a perfect petite alternative to Deer Grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) or Big Muhly (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri) when space is limited. The green leaves are stiff and upright, providing the tidy formal look of Big Muhly, while the flowers are narrow tan rods similar to those of Deer Grass. It would be a great choice for mass planting in medians with site visibility restrictions or narrow planting areas where space is limited. Also consider using it to soften plantings of agaves and yuccas. Native to elevations from 3300-5000 feet in Arizona, New Mexico, west Texas and northern Mexico, this grass is drought tolerant and needs good drainage.

At a Glance Summary

Type: Grass
Size (H x W): 2ft x 2ft
Flower Color: Tan
Hardiness: Zone 7: 0˚F

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