Big Muhly (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri)
Big muhly is a striking ornamental native grass that can be used for screening or as an accent. It is the showiest in the fall, showing off its attractive plumes.
Big muhly is drought-tolerant once established and needs a full sun location. It prefers dry sites, but can tolerate more moisture as long as the soil is well-draining. It goes dormant in the winter and should not be trimmed until late winter or early spring. It provides protection for overwintering butterflies and other wildlife.
AT A GLANCE
|Water use||Low, medium|
|Sun exposure||Full sun|
|Bloom time||Summer, fall|
|Mature height||2-3 ft, 3-5 ft with plumes|
|Mature spread||3-5 ft|
|Notes||Provides nesting material for birds.|