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Webkat: Muhly Grass

Posted by pitimpinai z5 Chicago (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 8, 06 at 20:18

Webkat, I finally planted the Muhly Grass in the ground today. Yayy! Got five pretty little clumps. Hope they'll survive the winter. I am going to mulch them good. We are supposed to get another El Nino this winter, so......

I didn't sow all the seeds. I think I'll sow the rest this winter.
Thanks for the seeds. :-)


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RE: Webkat: Muhly Grass

Yea!!! So glad they worked well for you!!

Did they bloom this fall? Mine finally did...a little late (I didn't get them in the ground soon enough), I think, but it was nice to see.

I think I will have to sow more, too...I want a field of it!


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You are kidding! They are only about 6" tall. I didn't think they would even germinate. I sorta neglect them all summer because I didn't know where to plant them. I finally decided to revamp the front bed and will do mostly grass there. So in the Muhly went. I hope I am actually in zone 6 as a lot of people think we are. I saw this grass on Marco Island, Fl a few days ago. I think it's your Muhly:

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Yep, that looks like it!

The clump I started last year grew to around a 6 inch wide/2 feet tall clump by fall. I got it in the ground early and it just took off...bloomed so nicely, too.

I definitely need more groupings of it....doesn't make much of a statement in single clumps.


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RE: Webkat: Muhly Grass

  • Posted by ilsa 5b or 6a/KS (My Page) on
    Mon, Nov 20, 06 at 13:21

Wow - that's beautiful! My husband has decided he likes ornamental grasses (whew - he's FINALLY interested!!) - specifically the taller Maiden Grass (miscanthus der??). Bet he'd like this, too.

Thanks for sharing the pics - I'll have to see if I can find some for him.

Ilsa


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Ilsa,
The tall Maiden Grass I like best is 'Morning Light'. I have 3 in my yard.

Here is a link that might be useful: Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'


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  • Posted by ilsa 5b or 6a/KS (My Page) on
    Tue, Nov 21, 06 at 13:11

pitimpinai - that's it! that's the one he likes!! Thanks you!!


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Ilsa,
Here's another favorite. Miscanthus sinensis 'Yaku Jima'. About 5 years old. ~5ft tall now. Just the right height for the front of a border in front of a small house like mine. I planted it next to the sidewalk at the end of a flower bed just like an exclamation mark. The colors are gorgeous. I took these pictures today:
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RE: Webkat: Muhly Grass

Hey...does that one come true from seed?

Sooooo....how does one come across the seeds for that...any ideas?? Hint, hint...lol!


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I don't know, Kat; I have never tried sowing them.

"Sooooo....how does one come across the seeds for that...any ideas??"
lol. Maybe a few fronds from Chicago to MO? :-D

Donn said he was sucessful in germinating some Miscanthus before. I don't know whether his came true from seeds. I had another beautiful clump at the temple. Someone in charge there had a different opinion and removed it this summer. I was hopping mad when I found it left to die despite my request to keep it alive for me to go get it back.


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I would have been hopping mad, myself...

I transplanted a large clump of an unknown (couldn't remember what it was) a bit too close to the pasture fence....well...the next morning, the @%#*@(#!! horses had yanked the whole thing up and it was laying on the ground!

I put it in a different spot, hope it comes through the ordeal!

I would LOVE to try this one from seed...I know Maiden Grass will do well from seed...

Please clip and save me some! I will be updating my list in December (school will be over) and should have some things for you...


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I packed some up and will mail the package out in the morning.
Happy Thanksgiving. :-)


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  • Posted by donn_ 7a, GSB, LI, NY (My Page) on
    Sat, Nov 25, 06 at 19:17

It isn't likely that 'Yaku Jima' will come true from seed. If you get viable seeds, and if you get them to germinate, you'll probably get species M.s..


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RE: Webkat: Muhly Grass

Worth a try, I suppose....I can live with a 'probably'. :o)

Thanks Pitimpinai!! I will remember this!


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