Muhlenbergia emersleyi El Toro
El Toro Muhly Grass
Details36" tall x 36" wide. This wonderful native ornamental grass, 'El Toro' has coarse blue-green foliage and blooms in late summer with showy, fluffy rosy-purple tinted flower spikes that age to tan. A very heat tolerant selection from Mountain State Wholesale Nursery. Most soil including clay.
|Common Name||El Toro Muhly Grass|
|Botanical Name||Muhlenbergia emersleyi El Toro|
|Zones||6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Purple, Silver|
|Mature Height||36" tall|
|Mature Spread||36" wide|
|Bloom Time||Early summer to mid fall|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Very Drought Resistant / Very Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20"|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.
Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouse in Colorado. 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.
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Comments about High Country Gardens Muhlenbergia emersleyi El Toro:
While it takes a few seasons to reach full size, this is a hardy little grass that provides beautiful winter interest. It has survived in our (irrigated) CO garden with no soil amendments or special care. This fall a windstorm knocked over some of the seedheads so its display isn't as striking as usual. The stems as well as the seedheads gradually bleach to white/off-white and are beautiful in the late afternoon sun.
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- 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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