NOVEMBER 2012 Showcase Plant

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Muhly Grass

November is an exciting time of year in the nursery! With winter approaching, we have begun to receive seasonal plants that compliment the upcoming cool weather season.  Perennials and shrubs are blooming that haven’t bloomed in months.  The sky and the sand are drying out, something seemingly impossible only a few months ago.  Dare I say we can all breathe a sigh of relief? I’ll take the risk! I am a New England native, so the first sign of crisp cool air sends me digging through my closet for my winter jacket and thick socks (even though its probably not necessary). The idea of freezes in the coming months just became real in my mind; this prompted me to feature a hardy native plant for those of you who want to plant something tough before the freeze hits.  I am happy to present Muhly Grass as Duncheon’s November Showcase Plant of the Month.


 Muhly Grass is an ornamental grass that is resilient in our extreme climate. It loves our sun and sand, and will tolerate the summer rains and occasional flooding.  It differentiates itself from other ornamental grasses with its stiff upright appearance. Muhly Grass grows about 4 foot wide and tall, and looks best in clusters or groupings grown in the full sun.  It is a native plant, so you will find Muhly Grass displayed in our new ‘native’ section in the nursery! It compliments all landscapes from residential to roadside to beachfront. Muhly Grass’ most attractive feature is its purple plumes that bloom in the fall. It is hard not to notice a grouping of Muhly Grass in full bloom, swaying in the wind provided by a cold front, letting us know that winter is around the corner! Lastly, it is disease and pest resistant needing only minimal care to thrive in your landscape.

Muhly Grass is a low maintenance native plant that provides great texture and character to any Florida garden.  It is definitely a signature in the Florida landscape for those gardeners who try to keep things as native and natural as possible. Muhly Grass will be 15% off through the month of November and if you have any questions about Florida garden, feel free to stop by the nursery any time and speak to myself or any of our garden center specialists.

See you at the nursery!

Reese Bernier
Nursery Manager



Height: 4'x4;

Light Requirements:
Full Sun

Hardy Native

Low, but can also handle occasional flooding

Purple Plumes in Fall





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