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Muhlenbergia emersleyi ‘El Toro’ (Bull Grass)

Muhlenbergia emersleyi 'El Toro'
Bull Grass

This clump grass forms dense colonies in oak woodlands from Arizona to Texas. This clone was collected in southeastern Arizona, and was selected for its showy flowers. This dense grass has a slightly coarse texture, with long blue-green leaves. In the fall months it sends up masses of loose, rosy-purple flower spikes, which dry to a tan color in the winter. This muhly is drought tolerant, and thrives in full sun and reflected heat locations, as well as in part shade. A vigorous spring pruning will remove any dormant foliage and flower spikes.

Plant Type Native, Grass, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 6 (-10° F)
Flower Color Purple
Flower Season Fall
Growth Rate Fast
Height 1' - 2' (ft)
Spread 2' - 3' (ft)
Spacing 3' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Mass Planting
Tolerance Drought
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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