Muhly grass

Muhlenbergia capillaris

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Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)
muh-len-BERG-ee-ah kap-ill-AIR-iss
Genus:  Muhlenbergia
In autumn, this unique specimen creates a spectacular, billowy inflorescence of massed, vibrant pink, airy flowers on 4-foot stems. It is noted for its tolerance to poorly drained soil. It is possibly hardy to Zone 6 with protection.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Muhlenbergias create textural drama which, in some species, is enhanced by deeply colored flowers. Some make exceptional specimens, and all are great en masse in borders, meadows, and native gardens. Most species are native to Mexico, Asia, and the U.S. 
Care:  Muhlenbergias thrive in full sun or partial shade in average, moist, but well-drained soil; however, most are tolerant of drought, heat, and poor soils.
Propagation:  Divide plants or sow seed in spring.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Adaptable
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Fall
Flower Color
Pink Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower
Foliage Color
Evergreen,
Lavender,
Purple
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Cut Flower,
Dried Flower,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Suitable as Annual,
Waterside
Style
Cottage Garden,
Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant
Type
Grasses

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