• Gulf Muhly – Muhlenbergia capillaris

    Posted on June 14, 2013 by Ashley in Landscape Plant Material, Texas Natives, The New Homeowner.

    Grass, Gulf Muhly cloud

    Muhlenbergia capillaris, most commonly known as Gulf Muhly, Pink Muhly, or Hair Grass, is a hardy ornamental grass native to Texas and most of the United States; however, it grows most successfully in zones 8-11.  Gulf Muhly grows only to 3 foot tall and wide, and it has a wide range of uses in the landscape. It is often used as a color accent, border, or featured in a large mass which turns into a pink cloud in fall.
    This plant is often used commercially and especially in large masses because of its drought-tolerance and attractive pink blooms during the fall. It attracts butterflies, birds, and insects, is deer resistant, drought-tolerant, heat-tolerant, and can be planted in areas with poor soil which makes it a very attractive choice for a homeowner.  The best time to plant Gulf Muhly is in the early spring and in full sun.

     

    Image:   http://www.texasgardeninginfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/gulf-muhly.jpg

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