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Muhlenbergia Purple Muhly Grass

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your garden. Grown in zones 6-10, this stunning Muhlenbergia Capillaris is a hardy perennial that reaches 2-3 feet in height and width.

Purple Muhly Grass

Purple muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) is a beautiful ornamental grass that is known for its delicate, airy plumes of purple flowers. It is a native of North America and is found in grasslands, prairies, and open woodlands. Purple muhly grass is a popular choice for home gardens due to its attractive appearance, ease of care, and ability to thrive in a variety of growing conditions.

Purple muhly grass typically grows to a height of 2-3 feet and a width of 2-3 feet. It has a dense, upright habit and narrow, green leaves. The leaves turn a golden yellow color in the fall. The flower plumes are produced in late summer and early fall and are about 12-18 inches long. The plumes are initially pinkish-purple and then turn a deep purple color as they mature.

Purple muhly grass is relatively low-maintenance. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is drought-tolerant once established, but it will benefit from regular watering during the first year after planting. Fertilize purple muhly grass once a year in the spring with a balanced fertilizer.

Purple muhly grass is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways in the landscape. It can be planted as a specimen plant, in groups, or in borders. It is also a good choice for growing in containers. Purple muhly grass can also be used to create hedges and screens.

Here are some specific examples of how purple muhly grass can be used in the landscape:

  • As a specimen plant, purple muhly grass can be used to create a focal point in the garden. It can be planted in the center of a lawn, near a patio or deck, or in a prominent location along a walkway.
  • Purple muhly grass can also be planted in groups to create a stunning display of color and texture. Groups of three to five plants are ideal for creating a bold and eye-catching focal point.
  • Purple muhly grass can also be used to create borders. When planted in a row, purple muhly grass can create a beautiful and elegant border that will add interest and definition to the landscape.
  • Purple muhly grass can also be grown in containers. This makes it a versatile option for patios, decks, and balconies. When growing purple muhly grass in a container, be sure to choose a pot that is large enough to accommodate the plant's mature size and that has drainage holes.
  • Purple muhly grass can also be used to create hedges and screens. Its dense, upright habit and purple flower plumes make it a good choice for creating a privacy screen or hedge.

No matter how you choose to use it, purple muhly grass is a beautiful and versatile plant that will add a touch of elegance and beauty to your landscape.

Creative response:

Imagine a purple muhly grass planted in a meadow, its delicate, airy plumes swaying in the breeze. The grass is surrounded by wildflowers of all colors, creating a stunning display.

A hummingbird darts from flower to flower, its wings humming as it goes. A butterfly flutters by, its wings shimmering in the sunlight.

The purple muhly grass is a beacon of beauty in the meadow, and it is a reminder of the power of nature to create something truly magical.

Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.

We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.

Please note that the plant will be shipped in its pot, securely fastened with multiple layers of clear tape to prevent any shifting or damage during transit. This ensures that the plant arrives to you with minimal damage, safely and securely. We have been employing this method for shipping plants for several years, occasionally using smaller pots for added safety and convenience during transit. It's important to understand that many plants enter a dormant state during the fall and winter months, resulting in the loss of most leaves and appearing dry or lifeless. This is a natural process, and come springtime, they will begin to regrow and thrive once again. Please be aware that due to regulations set by the Department of Agriculture, there are certain plants and sizes that we are unable to ship to California. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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