Muhly grass Muhlenbergia capillaris http://www.santarosagardens.com/Muhlenbergia-capillaris-p/muh-cap.htm Muhlenbergia capillaris Photo/Illustration: Santa Rosa Gardens 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 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 Related Plants to Muhlenbergia capillaris 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Lindheimer's muhly Muhlenbergia lindheimeri 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Ravenna grass Saccharum ravennae 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Switch Grass Panicum virgatum 'Ruby Ribbons' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Plume grass Saccharum arundinaceum View the discussion thread.