Plumetastic® Pink Muhly Grass
Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Irvine'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||mew-len-BERG-gee-uh kap-ill-AIR-iss|
|Lore||The 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 Maturity||Reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, clumping slightly wider; blooms reach 4 ft. tall.|
|Bloom Time||Late Summer through Fall|
|Design Ideas||Wonderful 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Container, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis); Catmint (Nepeta); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Scotch Broom (Cytisus)|
Easy to grow and adaptable; thrives in average to lean, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. For a neat appearance, hard prune old foliage annually, before new leaves emerge.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10