Pink Muhly Grass

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Pink Muhly Grass - 

Muhlenbergia capillaris, is a must have for the low maintenance garden. Enjoy the Pink Muhly Grass as a show stopping source of late-season color.

When summer is winding down and all the your summers annuals, flowering perennials and flowering shrubs are fading, your pink muhly grass with its giant puffs of cotton candy pink like plumes is just beginning its autumn dance of color.

This ornamental grass makes a colorful hedge, border, and gorgeous in patio containers providing color from spring to summer, but when it bursts free with its gorgeous pink plumes that emerge from 4 foot stems, its  sure to grab the show. Perfect for indoor arrangements, as they keep their color and texture beautifully outdoors as well, lasting through fall as the birds come to feast.

Pink Muhly Grass Care

The Pink Muhly reaches 4 feet high and 3 feet wide, with a nicely cascading, fountain 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!

Water plants as needed until they are established which is generally one year in the ground. Cut back to the ground in late winter to early spring before new grass blades begin. Fertilizer can also be applied if needed in spring. 

Needs to be in well drained soil and does well in hot dry sandy sites; very drought tolerant.


Pink Muhly Grass grows in:

3.5 Inch Pot

  • 5 Inch Pint Pot - Npt available
  • Gallon trade Container - Due to cooler spring temps is slower growing this season. Should be ready for shipping June.

Plants shipping to CA and AZ addresses will be bare rooted before being prepped for shipping.

  • Category: Perennials, Perennial Plants, Ornamental Grasses
  • Plant Type: Deciduous
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial
  • Soil Condition: Dry, Well Drained, Moist
  • Bloom Season: Summer, Autumn
  • Bloom Color: Pink, Purple
  • Mature Height: 3 - 4ft
  • Growth Rate: Medium-growing
  • Planting Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9
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Please Note: Beginning in September, many plants begin to go dormant.

Some plants may have already dropped their leaves, died back to the ground or are beginning to turn yellow when they arrive to you. Deciduous trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers do go dormant.

This is a normal stage for plants at this time of the year. Plant upon arrival as roots continue to grow while the ground is warm. Some plants require seasonal maintenance and may have been pruned.