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Photo unavailable MUHLENBERGIA capillaris
Hairy Awn Muhly, Pink Muhly Grass

Perennial: SW U.S. native. Very showy & versatile. Tolerates seasides, deer, hot climates, bog & soil from moist to dry, acidic to alkaline & sandy to marshy. Fire retardant. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: late summer w/reddish-purple airy, fluffy panicles that look like cotton candy. Cut back after flowering if desired. Growth: 3-4' x 3-4'. Sun/part shade. USDA Z5-11

Photo unavailable MUHLENBERGIA dubia
Pine Muhly

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Drought & heat tolerant. Attracts butterflies. A finely textured grass with cylindrical green blades. A clump former that is native to Texas, New Mexico & Mexico. Ht: 2-3'. W: 2'. The purplish gray flower spikes emerge in Aug-Nov and fade to cream with age and rise to 3.5'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable MUHLENBERGIA emersleyi
Bull Grass

Perennial Grass: Evergreen. Extremely heat & drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Smaller & more dense habit than M. rigens w/slightly wider lvs. Its fine bluish grey-green leaves, can be used in many situations. Useful as a specimen or in groups. Attracts butterflies. Blms: summer-fall; masses of loose, rosy-purple flower spikes, which dry to a tan color in the winter. Size: 2-3' x 2-3'. Exp.: sun, can take light shade. Water: dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable MUHLENBERGIA lindheimeri
Lindheimer's Muhly

Perennial Grass: Semi-evergreen/deciduous. Tolerates deer, drought, heat, light shade, rocky soil & heavy clay. This low maintenance grass has finely textured leaves & can be used in many situations. Good cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer-fall; plumes emerge purplish & fade to gray. Ht: 5'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z7-9.

Photo unavailable MUHLENBERGIA rigens
Deer Grass, Muhly

Perennial: Evergreen heat, deer, coast & drought tolerant grass. Good slope cover & erosion control. Tolerant of dry, rocky soil, alkaline & saline conditions. Attracts butterflies. The grayish spikelets mature to wheat in winter. The 2' spikes are above the foliage & are erect then arch over foliage. 3-4' x 3-4'. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z7-9.

MUHLENBERGIA species 'Mexico', Big Mexican Muhly MUHLENBERGIA species 'Mexico'
Big Mexican Muhly

Perennial Grass: Given to us by John Greenlee & part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. Evergreen heat, deer, coast & drought tolerant grass. Great background grass & for screening or on slopes or bioswales. Think of it as Muhlenbergia rigens on steroids, bigger but also tidy. Showy tall narrow spikes emerge late spring are silvery-gray maturing to tan and are 3-4' above the foliage. 4-6' x 4-6'. Sun/pt shade. Water: mod. Z7.

Photo unavailable MUSA acuminata 'Zebrina' (syn. 'Sumatrana', 'Rojo')
Stripe-leaved Banana, Bloodleaf Banana, Plantain

Rhizomatous Herb: Evergreen tree-like perennial producing inedible dark maroon to orange fruit. The dark green foliage has red markings & burgundy undersides. A fast grower & good choice for a decorative spot in the garden. Prefers moist, humus-rich fertile soil. Bloom color: orange yellow to red. Size: 8-12' x 8'. In pots: 3-5'. Sun/part shade. USDA Z8-12.

Photo unavailable MUSTARD 'Green Wave'
Organic Mustard

A favorite American mustard (or tendergreen) for many years. It is mild & succulent in all dishes. The mustardy flavor mellows when cooked. It has a bright green color that is most commonly used in salad mixes to add contrast. As baby leaf, leaves are flat w/softly serrated edges. Extremely slow to bolt. A high yielding & reliable workhorse variety. 2 feet. (Maturity: 21 days baby, 45 full size) 1957 All-America Selections Winner.

Photo unavailable MUSTARD 'Ruby Streaks'
Organic Mustard

One of the most attractive of all baby leaf mustards. This variety adds delicate spice and colorful elegance. The deeply-lobed and lacy burgundy leaves are airy and lofty with a bright green stem. The color is darkest from summer through fall. The streaks offer a mild, sweet mustard flavor and rosy elegance to any salad plate or stir fry. Plant in sun. (Maturity: 20 days baby, 45 full size) (Brassica juncea ‘Ruby Streaks’)

MYOPORUM parvifolium, Creeping Boobialla MYOPORUM parvifolium
Creeping Boobialla

Shrub: Evergreen fast growing ground cover tolerates drought, fire, coast, heat and poor soil. Good for erosion control. The fragrant white summer flowers are followed by purple berries. Attracts butterflies. Mat forming growth habit. Height: 3-6". Width: 6'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

MYOPORUM parvifolium 'Davis', Creeping Boobialla MYOPORUM parvifolium 'Davis'
Creeping Boobialla

Shrub: Evergreen fast growing ground cover tolerates drought, fire, coast, heat and poor soil. Lighter green foliage than the species. Good for erosion control. Fragrant white summer flowers are followed by purple berries. Attracts butterflies. Size: 8-12" x 9'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable MYOPORUM parvifolium 'Putah Creek'
Creeping Boobialla

Shrub: Evergreen fast growing ground cover tolerates drought, fire, coast, heat and poor soil. Good for erosion control. Fragrant white summer flowers are followed by purple berries. Attracts butterflies. Has larger leaves than other varieties. Size: 1-2' x 8-15'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

MYOPORUM parvifolium 'Red Leaf Form', Creeping Boobialla MYOPORUM parvifolium 'Red Leaf Form'
Creeping Boobialla

Shrub: Evergreen fast growing ground cover tolerates drought, fire, coast, heat & poor soil. Good for erosion control. Fragrant crmy. white summer flowers w/red centers are followed by purple berries on red tinged foliage. Attracts butterflies. Size: 3-4" x 9'. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

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