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).
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Height24-36" tall
Mature Spread18-24" wide
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SKUHC016174

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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24-36" tall x 18-24" wide. 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 grown 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). (Seed propagated.)

Flat of 9 plants will cover 14-18 square feet when planted together

More Information
Associated SKUsHC016174
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
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Native
Awards
Plant Select
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region
West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Tray
Ships To Canada
No
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