Muhlenbergia dumosa Scribn. ex Vasey

Bamboo Muhly

Family: Poaceae

Genus: Muhlenbergia

Category: Grass

Zones: 8 to 10

Size: 4 to 6' tall and 3 to 5' wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun


Lacy, bright green foliage that looks more like bamboo than Muhly Grass. Flowers are insignificant. Rhizomatous but slow spreading. Drought tolerant.


Native to Arizona and Mexico.

Published in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 3: 71 in 1892.


My Experience: 

I was given a division in August 2012 and planted it in the Ornamental Grasses Border. It did not return in spring 2013.

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