Lindheimer's Muhly Details

Lindheimer's Muhly

  • Also Known As: Big Muhly
  • Botanical Name: Muhlenbergia lindheimeri
  • Plant Type: Ornamental Grass
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water Demand: Medium
  • Landscape Use: Deer Resistant, Erosion Control, Focal Point/Specimen Plant
  • Ornamental Value: Silver, White, Tan
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Birds
  • Season: Summer, Fall
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Upright
  • Plant Spread: 4'
  • Plant Height: 2' - 5'


This is a highly attractive bunchgrass. The plant sports feather plumes in the fall. Feathery heads are silvery green to golden tan. Serves as a striking accent plant in any garden. Can be used for roadside or driveway swaths. Warm-season perennial. Provides good forage food for wildlife and nesting material for birds.

Lindheimer's Muhly Photos