Muhlenbergia reverchonii

Undaunted Ruby Muhly Grass

Undaunted® Ruby Muhly Grass (Plant Select) has an impressive late summer display of see-through amber-pink flower spikes. This is the one Muhly grass with showy pink flowering plumes that can be grown in USDA zones 5 and 6. A High Country Gardens introduction. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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$10.99
per plant - 5" deep pot
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 71138

Details

24-36" tall x 18-24" wide (seed propagated). Color up your fall garden with this showy, cold hardy native perennial grass. Blooming in early fall, Undaunted® Ruby Muhly (Plant Select) is a garden standout with its very showy, finely textured bright reddish-pink seed heads. In winter the grass and seed spikes turn a lovely tawny brown. A medium sized grass with thin, sometimes curling, mid-green foliage, this prized Muhly should be planted in drifts of 3 or more plants to maximize its impact in the landscape. Highly resistant to browsing deer, it is easily grown in a wide range of soils including heavy clay. This little known grass species is native only to north TX and southwestern OK, but can be successfully grow throughout much of the country. It tolerates a wide range of growing conditions including heat, humidity and cold winter temperatures. It's much more cold hardy and blooms earlier than its popular Zone 6 relative Gulf Coast Muhly, (Muhlenbergia capillaris).
SKU 71138
Common Name Undaunted Ruby Muhly Grass
Botanical Name Muhlenbergia reverchonii
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 24-36" tall
Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages Native
Special Groups High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 6, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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4.8

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Pros

  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Healthy (4)
  • Hardy (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Outdoors (3)
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4.0

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from Seaford, DE

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    • Rock Garden In Sun

    Comments about High Country Gardens Muhlenbergia reverchonii:

    Arrived looking healthy last fall, planted group of 3 according to instructions. Plants now awakening and appear strong and healthy. Very pleased with High Country Gardens and quality of their flowers/grasses. (Only 4 stars as I have not seen the full glory of the plants so far, but I doubt they will disappoint.)

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    5.0

    Will know this year.

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    from Edmond, Ok

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Muhlenbergia reverchonii:

      Planted in last late summer in a difficult area by a drive. Will see how it does this year, but it did winter over and has come alive again.

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      5.0

      Beautiful and adds variety to landscape

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      from Aurora, CO

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      • Attractive
      • Healthy

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        • Garden
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        Comments about High Country Gardens Muhlenbergia reverchonii:

        All your products come in great condition!

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        5.0

        Like a Monet Painting

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        from North Hollywood, CA

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Beautiful Stages Of Color
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Soft Kenetic Appeal

        Cons

        • NO Cons

        Best Uses

        • Beautiful In Groupings
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        • Outdoors

        Comments about High Country Gardens Muhlenbergia reverchonii:

        My Mulenbergia grouping is in its second season now. More beautiful with each passing month. A visual treat to my garden.

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        5.0

        Lovely grass!

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        from Boise, ID

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Compact Size
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Lovely Fall Color

        Cons

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Muhlenbergia reverchonii:

            Undaunted muhly grass is very hardy, and fits in many spaces in the xeric garden.

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            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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