Pink Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 36 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 36 inches to 48 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years

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February 14, 2015

Pine cones, seed heads, winter bloomers, colorful red berries, and much more! Let's kick off Winter Interest Week with a look at the most popular plants in our database that give some kind of interest to our gardens in the winter. We also introduce a new gallery option in our database for winter interest, with bonus acorns this week!

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Location: My garden in northeast TexasDate: 2009  Fall
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Location: Ft Worth Botanic, TxDate: 2017-11-18
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Location: Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, Overton, TXDate: 2014-06-26
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Location: Our Driveway, Hot Springs Village, ARDate: 2007-10-19
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Location: JC Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, NCDate: October, 2008
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Location: My garden in northeast TexasDate: 2009  Fall
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Location: At home in Aiken, SC Date: 2016-10-30I love the firecracker quality of the seed heads!  Very pretty gr
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Posted by Avedon (NE Tex - Zone 8a) on Aug 22, 2012 2:35 PM

An excellent plant for us--it does some reseeding here, but we do not consider it invasive. Tough as nails, requires little water, and there are no pests or diseases.

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Posted by flaflwrgrl (North Fl. - Zone 8b) on Sep 17, 2011 7:15 PM

Beware: At least where I grew it, in zone 10, it reseeded EVERYWHERE! When the seeds ripen, they blow in the breeze and can make a mess of themselves sticking in corners and along any rough surfaces and screens. Although this plant is beautiful and excellent for drought situations, I would never plant it again.

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