Regal Mist® Pink Muhly
Regal Mist® Pink Muhly
Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Lenca'Item #2467 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 9
Its relatively small size, glossy green foliage & airy pinkish-red flowers set this extraordinary selection apart from others. Especially attractive planted in mass where flowers can be backlit by the sun. Drought tolerant, though thrives with regular watering.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Requires less frequent watering, once established.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing clump to 4 feet tall in bloom and as wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:mew-len-BERG-gee-uh kap-ill-AIR-issPlant type:Ornamental GrassDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing clump to 4 feet tall in bloom and as wide.Special features:Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, WaterwiseFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late summer to fallFlower color:PinkGarden styleRusticDesign IdeasWonderful planted in mass with a solid wall background to highlight the flowers. Also attractive planted out in the open next to a pond or pool. The delicate, airy flowers wave and shimmer in the wind. This plant is versatile and can be mixed into ornamental or native landscape designs.Companion PlantsVersatile plant that looks best planted in drifts or with other ornamental or native shrubs and perennials. Green evergreen shrubs like Holly and Euonymus highlight the light, airy blooms, or try Blueberry, Heath and Scotch Broom for added interest and color.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, water deeply and less frequently. For a neat appearance, shear old foliage before new leaves emerge.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Requires less frequent watering, once established.
- History & LoreHistory:The Genus (A group of related species classified within a family) of this plant is named for Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg (1753-1815),a Lutheran minister and the first president of Franklin College in Pennsylvania. He is most famous due to his work in the field of botany where he named and classified over 150 species of plants. Muhlenbergia capillaris is native to the Southern U.S and found in pine flatlands, coastal uplands and sandy prairies along the Gulf States. Regal Mist is a selection of Gulf Coast Muhly made by Ron Gass of Mountain States Wholesale Nursery in Arizona.