Autumn Glow™ Muhly

Muhlenbergia lindheimeri 'Leni'

Narrow, light green leaves form a dense clump topped by showy plumes on thin, upright stems. Plumes develop into a light yellow in autumn and are especially glowing when backlit by the sun. Beautiful as a landscape specimen or in small groupings.
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6 - 9

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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationmew-len-BERG-gee-uh lind-HY-mer-ee
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; forms foliage clumps 1 to 2 ft. tall, 2 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower ColorBrown
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

Easy to grow and adaptable; thrives in average to lean, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. For a neat appearance, hard prune old foliage annually, before new leaves emerge.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 9

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