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Muhlenbergia capillaris

Pink muhly grass

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
5-9
2-3'
2-3'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Clumping, domed
Grass/Grass-Like
Perennial

Gulf Muhly, Hair-awn Muhly, Hairy-awn Muhly, Hair Grass

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
October-November
Violet/ pinkish
Winter texture
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Loam, Sand
Adaptable
Soil Preference
Well-drained
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Prairies and dry open woodlands, upland pine forests and rocky open woods
New York to Florida, west to Illinois, Kansas, and Texas
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Air pollution, Dry Soil, Drought, Salt
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Air pollution, Dry Soil, Drought, Salt
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Little bluestem,Lanceleaf coreopsis,Blue star amsonia
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Intolerant of winter wetness

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