Muhlenbergia capillaris Muhly Grass



Commonly called pink muhly grass, Muhlenbergia capillaris wows from late summer to early fall with a glittering haze of delicate pink to mauve flowers. The panicle flowers float in the wind in a cloud-like fashion.

Pink muhly grass is native to parts of the eastern and central United States. It provides a habitat and food for small birds in its native areas of open woods and along roadsides. It is deer-resistant and may self-sow, although not aggressively. It can be grown under black walnut trees.

Muhlenbergia capillaris pink muhly grass prefers full sun and coarse or sandy, medium to dryish soil.


  • Common Names: Pink Muhly Grass
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: moist, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 24-36
  • Width at Maturity: 42
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Bloom Time: early to mid Fall
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info


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