Muhly Grass in October is one of our favorites!
If you’re a fan of ornamental grasses, Muhly Grass is a must have!
A foolproof southeastern native, Muhly Grass is green and full most of the year and growing to about 3 feet by 3 feet. In October the purple plumes rise above the body of the grass, putting on a show that’s unequaled among ornamental grasses.
It’s drought-tolerant and happy in full sun or part shade, and is especially salt-tolerant for beach plantings. Muhly Grass is also wonderful for wildlife! Planted in groupings, it creates shelter for small creatures including butterflies. You can find them hanging from grasses in a rainstorm or at night for protection.