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Muhlenbergia capillaris

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Muhly Grass
Dazzling in Late Summer and Early Fall
Mature Size:
' Height /
' Spread
Expected Size:
Light Preference:
Sun to Part Sun
Soil Preference:
Moist to Dry
$18.50/1 gal.

Muhlenbergia capillaris, or Pink Muhlygrass, is a native clump-forming, warm season, perennial grass that has attractive summer foliage and spectacular clouds of pink fall flowers. It is native to prairies, pine barrens, and open woodlands from Massachusetts to Kansas south to Florida and Texas. It also occurs in acidic soils in open woods, glades or bright openings. Glossy, wiry, thread-like, dark green leaves and stems form an attractive basal clump to 2’ tall. It is the fall flowering, however, that most distinguishes this grass. Masses of airy, open, loosely branched inflorescences (each to 12” long) in pink to pinkish-red float above the foliage in a lengthy fall bloom. Tan seed plumes remain attractive in winter. Plants typically grow to 3’ tall x 3’ wide when in flower.

The genus name honors botanist Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg (1753-1815), and capillaris means hair-like, or fine.

It looks best when grouped or massed for late season color, in borders, cottage gardens or native plant areas. Mass for cover of areas with poor soils.

Zones 5 - 9.

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