Dwarf Pink Muhly Grass Shrub

Dwarf Pink Muhly Grass Shrub

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Bright Pink Plumes Rise in Early Fall to Explode in Color & Texture

This dwarf pink Muhly grass shrub cultivar is as unique as it is breathtaking! In the autumn, it creates an incredible display of billowy, vibrant pink ‘hairgrass’ that will add a playful yet sophisticated look to your garden.

This North Carolina native plant’s fall flowering makes it a very distinguishing ornamental grass addition to any landscape. In the early spring growing season, white flowering stalks shoot up before its pink flowers form season color.

Masses of airy, open, loosely branched blooms (each to 12 inches long) in purple-red to pink colors hang above the dark green foliage in lengthy fall bloom. Some may say it looks like cotton candy pink grass giving it the nickname of cotton candy grass! Tan seed head plumes continue to thrive all through winter on this grass.

Does Dwarf Pink Muhly Grass Come Back Every Year?

Yes, your dwarf pink Muhly grass will regrow every year when the climate is right. Pink Muhly grass is a perennial plant, meaning that it will grow back nearly indefinitely as long as it is well taken care of. 

Does Dwarf Pink Muhly Grass Need Full Sun?

Traditionally, pink Muhly grass thrives in full sun. However, if you’re in an especially warm climate, some shade is good for the plant as well.  This warm season plant doesn’t like wet conditions so be sure to plant in a well-drained soil site.

How Big Does Dwarf Pink Muhly Grass Grow?

Dwarf pink Muhly grass grows in the full sun across the United States in USDA growing zones 6-9. It can grow up to 2-3 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide at mature height. It is a good idea to feed with a slow-release fertilizer in early spring while it is actively growing.


Dwarf Pink Muhly Grass Care

Gulf muhly grass plants are a native plant of the South that boasts good drought tolerance and salt tolerance. It is low maintenance and can be planted in a wide range of sites including poor soil sites that are sandy or rocky.

Used by garden designers all over and looks wonderful in mass plantings or as ground covers in native gardens. For muhly grass spacing, be sure to plant this grass at least 3 feet apart.

Muhlenbergia capillaris aka muhly grass is easy to grow and tolerates heat, humidity, and drought (hence why it lives in Florida and southern North America). It is also deer resistant!

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Botanical Name
Muhlenbergia capillaris

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Flower Color

Foliage Color

Mature Width
2-3 ft

Mature Height
2-3 ft

Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

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Pink Muhly

The plants came quickly and we’re in great shape! Planted them and they are just perfect!


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on our Pink Muhly Grass! We're glad that the plants came in quickly and in tip-top shape. Best, Shirley

Julie R.
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Loving my Muhly Grass

Grasses are one of the only plants I could use in August in Texas. They are in the ground and doing fine.


Perfect Plants Nursery

I'm thrilled to hear that your grasses are doing well. It's like finding an oasis of green in a desert of barren soil. Grasses are not only heat-tolerant, but they also add texture, movement, and a touch of graceful beauty to your garden.

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Highly recommend

Once again my order arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Perfect Plants definitely lives up to its name.


Perfect Plants Nursery

I am over the moon to hear that your order from Perfect Plants zipped its way to your doorstep in record time and tip-top condition. Talk about speedy and spiffy service! Perfect Plants sure know how to live up to their name, don't they? Happy planting, and may your green thumbs grow stronger with every seed you sow!

Julie R.
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Loving my Muhly Grass

I put this in a new bed in July in south Texas. So far so good. I am watering daily, going to 3 times a week soon. The plant arrived healthy and is surviving brutal heat.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hey Julie! It's so great to hear that your Dwarf Pink Muhly Grass Shurb is doing well in your new bed in the scorching heat of South Texas. Watering daily is a smart move, and transitioning to three times a week will give your plant the hydration it needs. We're thrilled that the plant arrived healthy and is toughing it out in the brutal heat. Keep up the great work, and may your plant continue to thrive and bring you joy in your garden! Best, Shirley

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Perfect condition !

My plants were larger than expected & arrived in excellent condition .


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hello! Thank you so much for your review of the Dwarf Pink Muhly Grass Schrub. I am so happy they were to your liking!

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