Mexican Muhly Grass

(1 customer review)


It’s like a cloud that you want to dive into!  TWO PLANTS per order.

Acid green, thread-like leaves in a fountain shape make this extraordinary southwest native grass one of our long-term favorites.

Completely drought-tolerant, sun-loving too. A perfect companion plant to crinum lilies or an excellent easy-care container plant.  And it’s not a true bamboo that’s just a common name, it doesn’t run at all!

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Description; A dense cloud of acid-green threads arches from khaki-colored canes.  Reaching 3 or 4 feet tall and a bit less wide, it’s shaped like a fountain.

Growth Habit; Not a real bamboo at all, it stays in a tight clump and never runs.  In zone 7b and warmer this is a true perennial.  In zone 8, we do not cut it back in the winter — in December it loses many leaves but in late March, new leaves sprout out again from the brown stems.

Where to Plant;  Full hot sunshine!  It loves heat, loves to bake, and almost never needs any extra water besides rain once established.  Makes an amazing container plant as it looks lush and green even when you forget to water it for a few weeks.

Combination Ideas; Can be a specimen that stands alone.  Or use it as a foil to big leaves such as castor bean.  Use the glowing green to contrast with bright flowers such as purple gomphrena or purple fall asters and mums.

OUR PLANTS:  This year we ship starter plant plugs.   18 inches tall with at 5 inch pot. 

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Dimensions 18 × 5 × 6 in

1 review for Mexican Muhly Grass

  1. Blake Wilbanks (verified owner)

    I love my muhly grass from Jenks. I planted on a corner overlooking the road and it sways and dances in the wind. I love the textural contrast between it and C. Summer Glow and C. Jubilee

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