Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Fast growing clump to 4 feet tall in bloom and as wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Showy Flowers
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Late summer to fall
Botanical Pronunciation:mew-len-BERG-gee-uh kap-ill-AIR-iss
Plant type:Ornamental Grass
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Fast growing clump to 4 feet tall in bloom and as wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Late summer to fall
Flower color:Pink
Garden styleRustic
Design 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.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, shear old foliage before new leaves emerge.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
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.