PlantFiles: Big Muhly Grass, Blue Muhly Grass Muhlenbergia lindheimeri
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Hardiness: USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
On Mar 22, 2004, mocatmom from Driftwood, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
Excellent specimen plant for dry, poor or alkaline soils. Dramatic seed plumes in autumn/winter add visual interest. A better choice than pampas grass for central Texas gardens. Although this ornamental grass thrives on full, hot sun and very little water, I've found stands of this native grass growing wild in deeply shaded gulleys near wet-weather creekbeds in the Texas Hill Country. Burn or cut to the ground in late February (Texas) for regrowth in spring.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Litchfield Park, Arizona Sarasota, Florida Ludington, Michigan Austin, Texas (2 reports) Crawford, Texas Dalworthington Gardens, Texas Dripping Springs, Texas Magnolia, Texas New Braunfels, Texas San Antonio, Texas (2 reports) Sherman, Texas Spring Branch, Texas Sunset Valley, Texas White Settlement, Texas