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purple muhly grass

Posted by bagsmom 7 (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 23, 10 at 8:55

Are any of you growing this grass? I'm still working on my hill. Someone at Pike's recommended it. Do you think it would hold the soil on a slope well? I looked it up online. It's pretty!

If any of you grow it, how tall is it, really? (The grass part. I'm sure the fluffy purple seed pods go higher, but I am wondering about the grass blades.)

Does it have any problems with disease or pests?

Thanks!


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RE: purple muhly grass

I have it, it doesn't do that well for me, but I think it is because I don't have it in enough sun. I would make sure you can give it 6 or more hours of FULL sun. Seems like it is about 18-24 inches tall in the places where I have seen it done right.


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RE: purple muhly grass

I have several on a steep clay hill in full sun and they are doing well. Grass blades about 24" tall. It really is only fall interest. I would interplant or surround a mass with something with a longer period of interest. No diseases or pests even though they are right next to russian sages which get powdery mildew.


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RE: purple muhly grass

I think they need a lot of good drainage. Trees Atlanta has them along the curbsides of their driveways in long, narrow spots. They look great. I got a free plant with my Trees Atlanta purchases this year, but so far have had no place to plant it.


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