One of the most beautiful ornamental grasses
Muhlenbergia lindheimeri is native to rocky hillsides in Mexico and Texas and owes its name to German-American botanist Jacob Ferdinand Lindheimer (1801-1879). It grows in slender clumps with semi-evergreen, bluish-grey foliage.
In late summer it produces purplish-grey, feathery, linear inflorescences like those of Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster', and gives verticality to a mixed-border.
Muhlenbergia lindheimeri can be used as edging or at the back of a border, as a curtain to structure a space; or to create a romantic atmosphere.
In a contemporary garden, we would plant it en masse in the front of a bed with a 90 cm planting distance. The dried inflorescences remain attractive in the winter.
Grow in the sun in ordinary, light, well-drained soil, which can be poor and dry. Can cope with chalky soil.
- 9,5cm pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 8-10
- Height: 130 to 150cm
- Plant spacing: 70 cm
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- Flowering period: summer flowers