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 plants 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 flower 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.
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. This warm season plant doesn’t like wet conditions so be sure to plant in a well drained soil site.
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!
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.
The blue green foliage has clump forming masses that will spread around the planting site. Careful, if left unpruned the pink muhly grass is invasive! Containers work wonders for keeping the ornamental grass at bay!
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I've always admired the pink plumes on this grass and needed something to go along a natural area beside my pool. My order was shipped the next day and showed up well packaged and looking great.
Hi Doug! Thank you for your kind words and for allowing us to assist you with your Dwarf Pink Muhly Grass Shrub order. Hope you both are doing great. See you around.
Just received my muhly grass. I, like others appreciate the packing. It looks healthy, looking forward to planting. Just want you to know it looks perfect, I also ordered from Zulily.
Thank you for your kind words, Rosetta. Hope you and your Dwarf Pink Muhly Grass Shrub are doing fantastic!
I am so happy to discover Perfect Plants. I was nervous ordering plants on line but due to pandemic I decided to try it. The shopping on line experience was fun and easy and the plants arrive very well packed. The plants are healthy and I am happy. Perfect Plants is the way to go.
Thank you Pam for your kind words and entrusting us with your Dwarf Pink Muhly Grass Shrub order. Your continued support means everything to us. All the best.
Beautiful. Makes ordering plants so easy. Well packed and arrived in great condition ready to go in the ground
So thrilled to how how easy the process was for you, Kristine. We always strive at providing the best customer experience and glad it shows. Hope you and your Dwarf Pink Muhly Grass Shrub are doing well. Take care!
Its turning brown like its dead
I'm sorry to hear what's happening with your Dwarf Pink Muhly Grass Shrub, Donovan. Please keep in mind that we are always available to assist. Hope you both are doing well.