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Back To Aztec GrassS & J Nursery's Bamboo Muhley GrassTo Dwarf Hamelyn Grass

( Muhlenbergia Dumosa )


Bamboo Muhley Grass Origins:Bamboo Muhley Grass / Muhlenbergia Dumosa


- These 'Florida Friendly' landscape plants are native to Northern Mexico and some areas of the southwestern United States.


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


-A personal favorite of mine, Bamboo Muhley makes a great potted accent plant for pool sides and patios where they pick up even the slightest hint of a breeze and make your garden come alive.


Bamboo Muhley Grass Preferred Exposure:


- Bamboo Muhley Grass will prefer a full sun location in the North Florida | Jacksonville | St. Augustine area landscape, but will tolerates some shade rather well.


Bamboo Muhley Grass Foliage:


- Thick woody stems give way to delicate feathery light to medium green foliage that tends to cascade over on itself giving it a graceful appearance.


 - The thick woody stems and thin delicate foliage make it very similar in appearance to bamboo giving it its common name. 


- Evergreen foliage has a upright then gently cascading clump forming habit.


-Although winter hardy these plants may look best when trimmed to the ground in the winter to allow new foliage to emerge for the season. ( I never have bothered to try doing this as mine are always so pretty even after winter I cant bring myself to trim them, maybe this year... )


Bamboo Muhley Grass Soil Preference / Salt tolerance:


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


- Salt tolerance is unknown, have it successfully growing at seaside, let us know!


Bamboo Muhley Grass Size Variance:


- Muhlenbergia Dumosa can be expected to reach 3-6 ft in height width.


Bamboo Muhley Grass Growth Habit:


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


Bamboo Muhley Grass Growth Rate:


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


Bamboo Muhley Grass Bloom:


- Muhlenbergia Dumosa has an inconspicuous spring bloom and is strictly planted for its year round highly ornamental foliage. 


Muhlenbergia Dumosa Water Requirements:


- Low water needs make Bamboo Muhley Grass ideal for Xeroscapes plantings.


- Muhlenbergia Dumosa 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:


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


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


- Muhley Grasses 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.


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


Care of Bamboo 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.


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