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Gulf Muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris) Plant Profile!

After a long break, we are happy to continue our individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Gulf Muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris).

 

From the entry:

“This is one of our favorite Ornamental grass to use in drought tolerant flowerbed designs. Grasses work really well when you use them in clusters and communities, scattering them as the wind would scatter seeds naturally. They look especially beautiful when planted as a foreground to some dramatic agaves or yuccas. Gulf Muhly has spectacular purple haze colored wispy foliage during the fall that really complements other purple neighbors like Fall Aster. Works in small beds and in large space nature plantings. “

 

What do you think about Gulf Muhly? Do you grow it yourself? What kind of experience and insights you have to share? We love featuring our readers’ plant pictures and Xeriscapes!

2 comments… add one
  • Kathy Howard

    February 10, 2012, 12:10 am

    I love ornamental grasses. I’ve used them in several of my plantings; they always look good and require virtually no upkeep.
    Thanks for this info. Great blog!

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  • Rick

    February 12, 2012, 4:12 pm

    Our neighbors have Gulf Muhly as an ornamental grass in their front planter areas. It does look nice in front of taller trees. They cut it back annually to keep it contained.

    Glad you’re continuing the Texas Native Plants profiles. This is a helpful resource.

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