Muhlenbergia, Florida Muhly Grass, Texas Muhly Grass 'White Cloud'

Muhlenbergia capillaris

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Muhlenbergia (mew-len-BERG-gee-uh) (Info)
Species: capillaris (kap-ill-AIR-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: White Cloud

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Denver, Colorado

Okatie, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Feb 26, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Differs from the other forms in cultivation in having white flowers, not pink.

Though its native range reached Massachusetts, all of the plants now in commerce labeled M. capillaris appear to belong to the less hardy southern coastal ecotype, once called M. capilliaris var. filipes. That labeling is technically correct, though it misleads those north of Z8a into believing they've purchased a hardy plant.

I wish some enterprising nursery would collect seed from a hardy northern form.

A rare plant in the wild through the northern half of its range. Wild populations depend on fire for their long-term survival. This species has recently gone extinct in New England in the wild.

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