Muhlenbergia capillaris

(Pink Muhly Grass)

By November 10, 2022
Multiple pink plumes of a Muhlenbergia Capillaris planted near green grass

About Muhlenbergia capillaris (Pink Muhly Grass)

This drought tolerant, herbaceous grass is known as Muhlenbergia capillaris. Commonly known as Pink Muhly Grass, it grows at a fast rate reaching an average mature landscape size of 4′ tall by 3′ wide. Its glossy green, narrow foliage is accompanied by dusty pink plumes that bloom from late summer to early fall, with its flowers aging to brown in the winter season. An easy to grow plant that tolerates drought conditions and occasional neglect.

Planting and care instructions

Plant Muhlenbergia capillaris in an area that receives full to partial sunlight using a well draining soil. Water regularly after planting to help establish its roots then reduce frequency. While native to the wetter part of south-eastern United States, this plant grows best with infrequent watering. As the plant become dormant in the winter, cut back its foliage or leave it for a more natural look.

Landscape design ideas

Pink Muhly Grass can be planted in both containers and in the ground. It looks best when planted in multiples or when used to fill a slope or hill.

Botanical Name: Muhlenbergia capillaris

Common Name: Pink Muhly Grass

Average Landscape Size: 4' x 3'

Plant Type: Evergreen

Bloom Color: Plume- Pink

Foliage Color: Green

Forms: Herbaceous grass

Sizes: 1 & 5 gallon

Special Features: Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Easy Pruning,