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     In the category of stunning grasses, Pink Muhly stands out.  Its late-summer inflorescences glow hot pink and look cloud-like above the foliage.  These glorious colors arise just as most summer blooms are fading.  From afar it looks like a pink haze above deep green foliage.


     Butterflies songbirds are attracted to Pink Muhly, which makes a great specimen although becomes a show stopper when planted en masse.


     Fun fact: Capillaris means hair-like


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     Photos: Creative Commons (First photo is at the U.S. Botanic Garden)

Pink muhly grass

1 Quart
    • Latin: Muhlenbergia capillaris
    • Height: 2-3 feet tall and wide
    • Spacing: 3-4 feet
    • Light: Full sun
    • Soil: Dry, well drained
    • Bloom: Pink, purplish August-November
    • Foliage: Deciduous, green, fine textured
    • Pair with: New England Aster, Black-eyed Susan, Golden Alexanders, Sneezeweed.
    • Landscape:
    • Resistance: Deer
    • Native range here
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