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Muhlenbergia emersleyi

Bull Grass

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  • Common Name: Bull Grass
  • Botanical Name: Muhlenbergia emersleyi
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Origin: United States
  • California Native: No
  • Plant Type: Grasses & Grasslike
  • Foliage Type: Evergreen
  • CA Plant Climate Zone: 2-24
  • Winter Hardiness: 0-10° F
  • Bloom Time: Fall
  • Exposure:
    Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Irrigation: Low Water Needs
  • WUCOLS Rating:
    Based on Your Location
  • Height: 2-3 feet
  • Width: 2-3 feet
  • Flower Color: Maroon
  • Tags: perennial grass, drought-tolerant, compact

About This Plant

Bull Grass, Muhlenbergia emersleyi, is a perennial bunch grass native the the Southwest US. This rapid grower reaches maturity quickly and keeps a tight and compact form of 18"-24" tall and wide. In summer, inflorescence raises another 12"-18" above the basal clump and is held on display for months afterwards.

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