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Pink Muhly Grass / muhlebergia capillaris

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Product Code: GRAMUH1

Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Pink Muhly Grass'

Overall Description

Pink Muhly Grass is a pink version of the North American native Muhly Grass, and is a perennial favorite due to its tolerance of poor soils, and wide range of conditions. This grass does not spread through rhizomes, as is the case with most Liriope varieties, and many other ornamental grass cultivars. Instead, Pink Muhly Grass can be grown & multiplied through either division of larger clumps, or through seed. Forms large sturdy clumps with very thin bladelike foliage, and bursts with billows of soft pink seed heads / blooms in very late summer thru mid fall. When in full display, this grass has the appearance of having large pink clouds floating above it. Beautiful display of soft color!

Pink Muhly Grass is a great choice for naturalizing many landscape areas, and also works well in areas with poor, rocky soils, or areas with erosion problems. Can either be planted in single clumps, spaced apart for individual displays of color, or mass planted in groups for a truly spectacular color display.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height: 2 - 3 feet

--Mature Width: 2 - 3 feet

--Growth Rate: Moderate to fast ( 12" - 15" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones: 5 - 10 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below - or check out our Hardiness Zone Map & Information Page )

--Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade ( best bloom performance in sunny locations )

--Soil Preference: Average to slightly acidic - well drained........will adapt to a wide variety of soil compositions.

--Foliage Color & Texture: Evergreen / Grasslike - very thin blade foliage has a fine texture, and is somewhat tubular in appearance.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: Flowers - soft, airy plumes of light pink feathery flower heads appear in very late summer thru mid fall in most areas. Heads contain very small seeds, which can be harvested & used for future planting if desired

--Diseases / Insects: None to mention

--Recommended Spacing: 3 - 4 feet apart for individual plantings - as close as 1 ft apart for mass plantings, groups, or use in erosion control applications

--Deer Resistance Rating: Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding: For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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