Muhlenbergia capilleras Fast Forward

lindablin(usda zone 7 sunset zone 4 or 5)December 29, 2013

I garden on the central Oregon coast about 1 mile from the beach at Newport. I have heard that the species will not bloom here because we don't have enough heat. Fast Forward is supposed to bloom earlier in the summer. Does anyone have experience with this variety?

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scottyboipdx(8)

I've been wondering the same thing about that variety. I've grown plain M. capillaris here in Portland, and it did bloom...but was REALLY late...and by that time, our rains had returned and the flowers got kind of beaten up. An earlier-blooming variety would be nice! Also...I've been wondering about the similar M. reverchonii...does it bloom earlier or later (or about the same)?

    Bookmark   January 2, 2014 at 7:12PM
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lindablin(usda zone 7 sunset zone 4 or 5)

Thank you, scottyboipdx, for your follow-up. We have much less heat here than you do in Portland. However, I think I will try Fast Forward (from Forestfarm.com). I'll keep you posted.

I don't know anything about reverchonii.

    Bookmark   January 4, 2014 at 11:39AM
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GreatPlains1(7OK)

M. riverchonnii blooms much earlier than M. capillaris. Mine bloomed late mid to late summer and the M. capillaris didn't bloom until mid fall. I didn't time it exactly but the M. riverchonii was well past its prime color by fall.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 6:33PM
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lindablin(usda zone 7 sunset zone 4 or 5)

Thank you for your imput, GreatPlains1.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 11:00AM
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