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Q.I have a small piece of Muhly from Florida, can I transplant it to grow here in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, elev 4000′

Zone near Caballo, NM 87931 | Anonymous added on January 8, 2020 | Answered

Not sure if this pink Florida variety will grow in south central NM. Or do I need to order a northern variety? and from where? It is such a gorgeous landscape feature. Thanx

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Answered on January 9, 2020

It should be okay. You are in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 8a. Muhly grass can take the low temps in zone 7 and some down to zone 5. So as far as cold tolerance, you are fine. Other factors are soil and drainage which the following article highlights. Maybe start it indoors and plant it out when temps warm up and the growing season starts in spring. That way it can get off to a good start and gain some maturity before the next winter.


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