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Muhlenbergia capillaris, pink muhly grass
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.
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.
A native grass, 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.
|Height||3 ft. to 6 ft.|
|Spread||1 ft. to 3 ft.|
|Growth Pace||Moderate Grower|
|Light||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Tolerance||Deer Tolerant; Drought Tolerant|
|Characteristics||Native; Self Seeds; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage; Showy Seed Heads|
|Flower Color||Pink Flower; Purple/ Lavender Flower|
|Uses||Beds and Borders, Container, Ground Covers, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Naturalizing, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point, Suitable as Annual, Waterside|
|Style||Cottage Garden, Meadow Garden|
|Seasonal Interest||Winter Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest|
Info from FineGardening.com