Plumetastic® Pink Muhly Grass

Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Irvine'

Stately and showy foliage, with exceptional upright and slightly arching form. Glittering clouds of vivid purple plumes emerge in late summer and persist through fall. Lends far richer color and more uniform bloom than others of its type. Outstanding texture for specimen plant or en masse in borders, meadows, and native gardens.
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7 - 10

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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationmew-len-BERG-gee-uh kap-ill-AIR-iss
LoreThe genus Muhlenbergia 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. Most species are native to Mexico, the U.S. and Asia. Muhlenbergia capillaris is native to the Southern U.S and found in pine flatlands, coastal uplands and sandy prairies along the Gulf States.
Average Size at MaturityArching foliage reaches 2-3 ft. tall, clumping slightly wider; bloom spikes to 4 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeLate summer through fall.
Design IdeasWonderful planted in mass with a solid wall background to highlight the flowers. Also attractive planted 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. Superb hillside plant, especially when situated so that the flower plumes are back-lit by the afternoon sunlight.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDeer Resistant, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow 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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 10

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