Muhlenbergia capillaris 'White Cloud'

White Cloud Muhly Grass

When planted in masses, white muhly grass is a show-stopping native grass that forms a 30" sphere of fine textured, blue-green grass blades. From September to October, it bursts with a haze of white billowing flowers and seed heads blooms. White muhly grass grows more upright and a bit taller than pink muhly grass. This showy clump-forming grass is an excellent plant for golf courses, meadows, highway projects, mass plantings, and perennial borders. 

This grass provides cover for wildlife year-round and seeds are eaten by songbirds. Attracts butterflies. 

  • Outstanding, upright, native grass
  • Showy, white blooms in the fall
  • Low maintenance and hassle-free

  • Category: Grass, Native
  • Hardiness Zone: 6-11
  • Height: 3-4 ft
  • Spread: 3-4 ft
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Foliage Color: Green
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Landscape Characteristics
Flowers
Foliage Color
Classification by Use
Color Impact
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting
Native
Specialty Use
Wildlife Garden
Animal Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Songbirds
Habit
Clumping
Upright
Light Requirement
Sun
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Spring
Summer
Growth Rate
Fast
Soil Moisture
Dry Soil
Average Water
Well-Drained
Foliage Color
Blue
Green
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Muhlenbergia capillaris 'White Cloud'

Grow in full sun in average to dry soil with very good drainage. Drought tolerant. Does not tolerate wet soil in winter. Grows naturally in clay or thin rocky soils. Muhly grass tolerates heat, humidity, drought, and poor soil and is highly salt tolerant.