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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Foliage Mound Height: about 2 feet
Suitable Locations: Beach Front
Uses: Provides winter interest
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant

Common names
  • Seep muhly

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Location: N. E. Medina Co., Texas
Date: June 8, 2013
Ring Muhly Grass
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jun 4, 2024 2:10 PM concerning plant:
    This species of muhlenbergia is like the majority of the genus in that it is native to the southern USA and Mexico. Its more exact native range is of central Oklahoma and Texas and down into central Mexico. It is a warm season perennial grass that forms an arching basal clump, does not spread by rhizomes, of densely tufted thread-like green leaves. The older leaf blades curl and accumulate at the base of the plant onto the ground. In August or so clouds of pink flowers bloom and then are followed by attractive seed heads looking good in the fall. It makes a nice brown plant form in the winter. Its generic name comes from Gotthilf Henry Ernest Muhlenberg (1753-1815) who was a Lutheran minister and self-taught botanist, who was involved with the Revolutionary War. The species name comes from Julien Reverchon who was a French botanist who migated to Texas (1839-1905).

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