Tolerates heat, humidity, poor soil, and even DROUGHT!
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Pink Muhly Grass

4-inch Pot
Item # 48052
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Muhlenbergia capillaris

This hardy native grass grows like Topsy and is exquisitely beautiful!
As summer is winding down and with it your beautiful blooming annuals and perennials, Pink Muhly Grass is springing up -- giant puffballs of cotton-candy pink, so airy you expect a breeze to carry them away! An absolutely showstopping source of late-season color, this native grass is also effortless to grow and tolerant of just about anything Mother Nature throws its way!

The grass forms a nice little hedge, edging, or middle-of-the-border ribbon of color from spring through summer, but when the rosy-pink plumes arise on 4-foot stems, it grabs the garden spotlight! These plumes are so finely-cut they look airbrushed in. Perfect for indoor arrangements, they keep their color and texture beautifully outdoors as well, lasting through fall as the birds come to feast. Stunning!

Pink Muhly Grass reaches 4 feet high and 3 feet wide, with a nicely cascading, fountainous habit of foliage and fanned-out, unbelievably profuse blooms. Give it plenty of sunshine and good soil drainage, and it will do the rest, beautifully withstanding heat, humidity, drought, and poor soil!

Long-lived and impervious to pests and disease, this North American native is a must-have in the low-maintenance garden. Plant it en masse and enjoy the late-season color for years to come! Zones 6-10.

Genus Muhlenbergia
Species capillaris
Item Form 4-inch Pot
Zone 6 - 10
Bloom Season Late Summer - Early Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 4 ft
Plant Width 3 ft
Bloom Size 4 in
Additional Characteristics Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color Pink
Foliage Color Blue Green, Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Hedge, Ornamental
Restrictions Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands
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Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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William from VA wrote (September 24, 2012):
It takes a year to bloom and is not all the spectacular. But each year it gets better and better!. Even the green looks great. Then Late September those beautiful plumes appear. Mine seem to be slow growing and you have to cut it back in the early spring/late winter.

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Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:


1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.