Muhley Grass

Muhley Grass Origins:Muhley Grass / muhlenbergia capillaris in the landscape

– These ‘Florida Friendly’ landscape plants are native Florida and much of the
southern United States.

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

 – If you are looking for an easy maintenance plant that thrives in just about
any soil situation, this one is for you!

Muhley Grass Preferred Exposure:

– Muhley Grass will prefer a full sun location in the North Florida |
Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscape.

Muhley Grass Foliage:

– Thin strap like foliage is a nice bright green color and adds a fine texture to
the landscape.

– Evergreen foliage has a upright clump forming habit.

-Although winter hardy these plants look best when trimmed to the ground in the
winter to allow new foliage to emerge for the season.

Muhley Grass Soil Preference / Salt tolerance:

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

– Moderate salt tolerance.

Muhley Grass Size Variance:

– Muhlenbergia Capillaris can be expected to reach 3-5 ft in height and
spread 2-3 feet wide.

Muhley Grass Growth Habit:

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

Muhley Grass Growth Rate:

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

Muhley Grass Bloom:

– Muhlenbergia capillaris puts on an absolutely show stopping fall fower
display. Just above the foliage the plants bloom has such a fine texture that it will appear as an almost puff
or cloud of bright purple – pink smoke.

 –  Very showy when in bloom and stunning when planted in masses.

Muhley Grass Water Requirements:

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

– Muhlenbergia capillaris 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:

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

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

– Muhley grass is 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.

— Stunning fall display of flowers makes this plant an ideal selection for
planting in large groups for roadsides, commercial property borders, golf course edgings or
natural settings as well as residential landscapes.

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

Care of  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.