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Bamboo Muhly

Bambo Muhly is a magnificent choice for many locations.

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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