• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing; reaches 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide, in bloom.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Pink Plumes
    Late Summer to Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:mew-len-BERG-gee-uh kap-ill-AIR-iss
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide, in bloom.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Summer to Fall
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleContemporary, Rustic
    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 PlantsScotch Broom (Cytisus); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Speedwell (Veronica)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easy to grow and adaptable; thrives in average to lean, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, thrives with regular moisture but tolerates some drought. For a neat appearance, hard prune old foliage annually, before new leaves emerge.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    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.