Muhlenbergia lindheimeri

Lindheimer's Muhly, Big Muhly

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Grasses

Evergreen-Deciduous: Semi-Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 3-5' x 3-5'

Natural Growth Habit: Clumping

Native To: Southwest

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Low Water

Flower Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Fall, Winter

Special Features: Deer Resistant / Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #1

Sunset Garden Zones: 6-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-11

A Bit More

Muhlenbergia lindheimeri, or Lindheimer’s Muhly is also called Big Muhly for it’s sizeable tufts of blue-green foliage and stately flower spikes. Native to northern Mexico and into Texas, the blades of this bunch grass grow in arching sprays 3-5’ tall and wide. In fall, showy tan/silver inflorescences rise above the foliage to a height of 6 feet.  Cold hardy to temperatures below 15° F, Big Muhly is semi-evergreen in mild, Mediterranean climates and will go dormant in colder areas. Tolerant of drought, coastal conditions and some shade. Fun fact: Muhlenbergia lindheimeri is named after the German Texan botanist Ferdinand Jacob Lindheimer (1801 -1879), who spent his life on the American Frontier. Use Lindheimer’s Muhly in narrow borders as a screen or in meadows.

A Bit More

Muhlenbergia lindheimeri, or Lindheimer’s Muhly is also called Big Muhly for it’s sizeable tufts of blue-green foliage and stately flower spikes. Native to northern Mexico and into Texas, the blades of this bunch grass grow in arching sprays 3-5’ tall and wide. In fall, showy tan/silver inflorescences rise above the foliage to a height of 6 feet.  Cold hardy to temperatures below 15° F, Big Muhly is semi-evergreen in mild, Mediterranean climates and will go dormant in colder areas. Tolerant of drought, coastal conditions and some shade. Fun fact: Muhlenbergia lindheimeri is named after the German Texan botanist Ferdinand Jacob Lindheimer (1801 -1879), who spent his life on the American Frontier. Use Lindheimer’s Muhly in narrow borders as a screen or in meadows.