• Pink Muhly grass adding color and texture to a mixed border
  • Pink Muhly Grass late Summer Foliage
  • Pink Muhly Grass creates cloud-like plumes of pink in the garden
  • Pink Muhly grass mixes well with other ornamental grasses

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Pink Muhly Grass

Muhlenbergia capillaris

Pink Muhly Grass is a showstopping and carefree landscaping plant. With its blue-green foliage in the spring and pink flowers in the fall, this perennial grass dazzles like a fluffy pink cloud at sunset.

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Pink Muhly Grass for Sale Online

Pink Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) is the perfect ornamental grass for any season. Typically seen growing in its natural habitat in the Southeastern United States, including Texas and Kansas, it also thrives as far north as Massachusetts. Due to its relatively low need for water, it’s an ideal choice for water-wise landscaping. With cloud-like pink plumes, it will brighten up your landscape well into the fall season.

The feathery and cloud-like blooms of the Pink Muhly Grass appear in the fall, and the pink blooms mature from the bottom up. The flowers range from three to four feet tall at maturity.

As a resilient and stunning ornamental grass, this landscape hero flourishes in areas where other plants struggle, enduring heat and adapting well to various soil conditions, provided it has adequate drainage. This long-blooming ornamental grass looks fabulous in the winter and maintains its shape while dormant.


Growzone: 7-10 Pink Muhly Grass Hardiness Zones 7-10
Hardiness Zone: 6-9
Mature Height: 2 to 3 Feet
Mature Width: 2 to 3 Feet
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Water Requirements: Drought tolerant after established, water thoroughly in extreme heat
Selling Points: Can grow under black walnut, winter interest, deer resistant, non-invasive
Difficulty: Moderate (easy once established)

How to Care for Pink Muhly Grass

Before you buy a Pink Muhly Grass, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

What is the best light for Pink Muhly Grass?

What is the best light for Pink Muhly Grass?

For optimal growth and lush appearance, pink muhly grass thrives in locations with full sun exposure. This resilient ornamental grass flourishes in areas that receive at least six to eight hours of direct sunlight daily. Ideal for gardens, borders, and landscaping projects, pink muhly grass showcases its vibrant pink plumes and graceful foliage when planted in sunny spots. Its tolerance to heat and preference for ample sunlight make it an excellent choice for landscaping projects in warm climates, such as the Southeastern United States. With its low-maintenance nature and stunning visual appeal, pink muhly grass is a popular choice among gardeners and landscapers seeking to enhance their outdoor spaces with vibrant color and texture.

How do I prune my Pink Muhly Grass?

How do I prune my Pink Muhly Grass?

Pruning pink muhly grass is best done in late winter to early spring, just before new growth emerges. Use sharp, clean pruning shears to trim back the previous year's growth to about 6 inches above the ground. This timing allows the plant to rejuvenate and encourages fresh growth for the coming season. When pruning, it's essential to remove any dead or damaged stems to promote overall plant health and appearance. Additionally, thinning out overcrowded areas can improve air circulation and prevent disease. Pink muhly grass is relatively low-maintenance and doesn't require frequent pruning, making this annual trim an easy task for gardeners.

How do I water Pink Muhly Grass?

How do I water Pink Muhly Grass?

To ensure optimal growth and vibrancy, it's crucial to water pink muhly grass appropriately, especially during its establishment phase. Water newly planted pink muhly grass deeply immediately after planting to help it establish a robust root system. Afterward, water the grass regularly, providing about 1 inch of water per week, especially during dry spells or hot weather. It's best to water pink muhly grass in the early morning to allow foliage to dry during the day, reducing the risk of fungal diseases. Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot and other issues. Once established, pink muhly grass is relatively drought-tolerant and only requires occasional watering during extended periods of drought. Regularly monitor soil moisture levels and adjust watering frequency accordingly. By following these watering guidelines, you can ensure that your pink muhly grass remains healthy, lush, and vibrant throughout the growing season.

How do I plant Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Pink'?

How do I plant Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Pink'?

To plant pink muhly grass successfully, begin by selecting a sunny location with well-drained soil. Prepare the planting area by loosening the soil and incorporating organic matter to improve drainage and fertility. Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball of the pink muhly grass plant and place it in the center, ensuring that the top of the root ball is level with the surrounding soil surface. Backfill the hole with soil, gently firming it around the roots to remove air pockets. Water the newly planted pink muhly grass thoroughly to settle the soil and encourage establishment. Mulch around the base of the plant to conserve moisture and suppress weed growth. Pink muhly grass can also be planted in groups or drifts for a more dramatic effect in the landscape. By following these planting guidelines, you can ensure that your pink muhly grass thrives and adds beauty to your garden or landscape.


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