Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina

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    Pink Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)
    Grass Family

    This is one of the most popular landscaping grasses for good reason. The clouds of hazy-pink blooms are an unusual color to see in the fall garden. Pink color lasts for almost two months before fading into golden brown for the rest of winer. Semi-evergreen foliage is needle-like and has both a mounding and upright look. It can be cut back in early spring, but performs well without a haircut too. Other noteworthy attributes include high deer resistance, drought tolerance, and ability to thrive in most soil types. This grass can be used intermixed in the sunny garden, or for a truly stunning effect, planted in mass. Pink Muhly combines well with many garden plants, including Goldenrods, fall blooming asters, Purple Coneflower, and Spotted Beebalm. It can also be successfully grown in containers.

    Blooms: Pink, 8-12 weeks, Sep - Nov
    Height: 2-3 ft. 
    Space: 2-4 ft. 
    Soil: Average-Dry-Moist, tolerates poor, rocky soil 
    Exposure: Fun Sun-Part Sun 
    Fauna: Seeds for birds, dense cover for small animals 
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone:5-9
    Native Status: NC Native, common in the Sandhills, uncommon in the Piedmont, rare in the Mountains
    Provenance: GA ecotype, seed grown