Muhlenbergia dumosa, Bamboo Muhly, Faury Bamboo

Bamboo Muhly

Muhlenbergia dumosa

Common Names: Faury Bamboo

Light: Full Sun/Part Shade

Height: 3′ – 6′

Spacing/Spread: 3′ – 6′

Evergreen: No, plant is deciduous.

Color: Gentle feathery foliage.

Interest: Summer to Winter.

Landscape Companions:

Texas Native: No, but particularly well adapted to central Texas and Austin.

Extra: Plant is deer resistant.

Wildlife habitat: Provides food/shelter for bees, butterflies and birds.

Features: A medium sized grass like perennial. Deer and drought resistant.

Austin Native Landscaping: “Bambo Muhly is a magnificent choice for many locations. The plant’s gentle foliage will grace any larger pots. It is an excellent plant to use as a mid-back layer in drought tolerant flowerbeds. Bamboo muhly is both part shade tolerant and deer resistant plant which is an uncommon combination. We love to use generous amounts of the plant in watereise deer pressured Austin landscapes. You’ll be delighted to watch it dance slowly in the breeze.”



Family: Poaceae ( poh-AY-see-ee)

Genus: Muhlenbergia (Pronounced –mew-len-BERG-gee-uh)

Species: dumosa (Pronounced –doo-MO-suh)

Propagation: Seeds.



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5 comments… add one
  • Janet Harting

    January 10, 2014, 7:00 pm

    Where can I purchase this plant?

    • Tami Kegley

      October 18, 2016, 10:55 am

      I have recently purchased it at Shades of Green in San Antonio.

  • Larry Jonas

    February 27, 2017, 8:42 am

    Our newspaper in Baton Rouge, LA. featured an article about Muhlenbergia dumosa. I have been unsuccessful in locating a supplier for this product so that i could use it in my backyard. Any leads on who might have this product for sale and shipping would be greatly appreciated (including a phone number or web site). Thanks, Larry Jonas

  • Sue Woomer

    February 28, 2017, 7:36 pm

    I have this plant in a pot. Can you tell me if I need to cut it down in the Spring? If so, how far? I love this plant it is so flowy. I’m in SC.
    Thank you for any info you can provide!


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