General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 36 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 36 - 48 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: 1/4 to 1/2 inch oval, dry brown seeds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Pinkish-red
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Pollution
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Common names
  • Pink Muhly Grass
  • Florida Muhly Grass
  • Pink Muhly
  • Texas Muhly Grass
  • Pink Hair Grass
  • Gulf Muhly
  • Hair Grass
  • Gulf Muhly Grass

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Comments:
  • Posted by Avedon (NE Tex - Zone 8a) on Aug 22, 2012 2:35 PM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by flaflwrgrl (North Fl. - Zone 8b) on Sep 17, 2011 7:15 PM concerning plant:
    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.
Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On December 24, 2018 Seeds sown
9 groups of seeds from Lalambchop1's 2018G in milk jug; germinate in 2-4 weeks @ 60-68 degrees per Seedaholic; moved to patio 2-22-19
lovesblooms On February 16, 2020 Seeds sown
winter sown
gochna On April 27, 2020 Obtained plant
planted 3 plants as border in the orchard
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