Rose Muhly (NEW!)
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NEW!—Our admiration for Muhlenbergia continues with the addition of M. reverchonii. Rose Muhly has fine-textured foliage and showy, pinkish-red plumes that float in a cloud above the foliage. A clump-former, it resembles Pink Muhly Grass (M. capillaris) but is smaller in stature and has softer, more diffuse blooms. It occurs naturally in limestone soils and seep areas from central Oklahoma and Texas, south to central Mexico. It tolerates heat, drought, and humidity like a champ. It’s a tough and adaptable plant, thriving in most soils and handling wet conditions better than M. capillaris. For Northerners who pine for Muhly Grass, this one’s creeping closer—it’s hardy to Zone 5.
The older leaf blades on Muhlenbergia reverchonii curl and accumulate at the base, a distinctive trait of this species. The curly bunches form tussock-like cushions on established plants. The reverchonii in the botanical name refers to Julien Reverchon (1837-1905), a French botanist who immigrated to Texas. At his death, his collection housed more than 2,600 species and more than 20,000 specimens of Texas plants.
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