Bamboo Muhley Grass

Bamboo Muhley Grass Origins:Bamboo Muhley Grass / Muhlenbergia Dumosa

– These ‘Florida Friendly’ landscape plants are native to Northern Mexico and some
areas of the southwestern United States.

– They are an ideal landscape plant for low maintenance, low water, low trim
landscaping.

-A personal favorite of mine, Bamboo Muhley makes a great potted accent plant for
pool sides and patios where they pick up even the slightest hint of a breeze and make your garden come
alive.

Bamboo Muhley Grass Preferred Exposure:

– Bamboo Muhley Grass will prefer a full sun location in the North Florida |
Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscape, but will tolerates some shade rather well.

Bamboo Muhley Grass Foliage:

– Thick woody stems give way to delicate feathery light to medium green foliage that
tends to cascade over on itself giving it a graceful appearance.

 – The thick woody stems and thin delicate foliage make it very similar in
appearance to bamboo giving it its common name.

– Evergreen foliage has a upright then gently cascading clump forming habit.

-Although winter hardy these plants may look best when trimmed to the ground in
the winter to allow new foliage to emerge for the season. ( I never have bothered to try doing this as mine are
always so pretty even after winter I cant bring myself to trim them, maybe this year… )

Bamboo Muhley Grass Soil Preference / Salt tolerance:

– Bamboo Muhley Grass/ Muhlenbergia Dumosa will tolerate a wide range of soil
components as well as moisture conditions including both well drained sandy dunes and flood prone areas.

– Salt tolerance is unknown, have it successfully growing at seaside, let us
know!

Bamboo Muhley Grass Size Variance:

– Muhlenbergia Dumosa can be expected to reach 3-6 ft in height width.

Bamboo Muhley Grass Growth Habit:

– Evergreen, upright, clumping habit of Muhlenbregia Dumosa forms an attractive
dense mound of fine textured foliage.

Bamboo Muhley Grass Growth Rate:

– Muhley grass is a fairly fast grower, expect them to double their size in the
first year after being planted.

Bamboo Muhley Grass Bloom:

– Muhlenbergia Dumosa has an inconspicuous spring bloom and is
strictly planted for its year round highly ornamental foliage.

Muhlenbergia Dumosa Water Requirements:

– Low water needs make Bamboo Muhley Grass ideal for Xeroscapes plantings.

– Muhlenbergia Dumosa plants will require supplemental irrigation after being
planted in the ground from the S & J Nursery container but will survive on their own with little help after
establishing itself into the landscape.

Butterfly or Bird Attracting:

– Bamboo Muhley Grass is not touted as a butterfly or bird attracting plant. .

Best Uses For Bamboo Muhley Grass in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St.
Augustine area garden:

– Muhley Grasses an excellent evergreen selection for the North Florida |
Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscape.

– Low maintenance landscape selection.

– Plant in masses around a bird bath, palm, or other accent for a little added color
and texture in the garden.

– Bamboo Muhley Grass makes a great stand alone potted accent plant for patios and
poolsides.

Care of Bamboo Muhley Grass in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine
area landscape:

-When planted in residential settings where they will be viewed at a closer range,
these plants may look best when trimmed to the ground in late winter to allow new foliage to emerge for the
season.

– Water every day during the establishment period after planting in the garden from
a nursery container.

– Fertilize each spring with a handful of garden compost or a mixture of Milorganite
and a slow release poly coated plant food such as Osmocote or Stay Green general purpose plant food or
10-10-10.