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Muhlenbergia capillaris /Pink Muhly Grass

Muhlenbergia capillaris  / Muhlenbergia capillaris
One of the great grasses for autumn color
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One of the great grasses for autumn color

Wind-swept foliage

Close-up of puffy flower heads

Accent planting

Bronze-pink flower heads in late autumn

Mass planting on a sand dune at Isle of Palms, SC

A specimen plant at the MSU Coastal Research & Extension Center South MS Branch Experiment Station, Poplarville, MS

Excellent choice for an island planting -- full sunlight and a well drained soil

A close-up image of the flowers in late autumn

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Scientific Name: Muhlenbergia capillaris
Common Name: Pink Muhly Grass
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: This is a showy clump forming grass that can get to 4 feet tall and wide. It can grow in a wide variety of soils from acid to alkaline and from moist to dry. Performs best in average soil that is moist. Makes an excellent ground cover, even where the soil is poor.