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Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)
 

Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)

Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris). Photo: Andrew Keys

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cbobzin wrote:
What is this plant? - What are its light requirements?
   Comment   May 26, 2013

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Andrew Keys added this to 5 Smokin' Warm-Season Grasses
So many great grasses have only recently come into vogue, and one is muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris, zones 5 to 9). Muhly is another native, calling the southeastern half of the United States home. This grass much prefers sun, poor soil and well-drained soil, making it a prime candidate for coastal planting. Its narrow blades are beautiful, but its misty pink-purple blooms in fall are its real claim to fame. White-flowered varieties can also be found on the market today.
Annie Thornton added this to Great Design Plant: Pink Muhly Grass
Botanical name: Muhlenbergia capillarisCommon names: Pink muhly grass, pink hair grass, Gulf muhly, hairawn muhlyUSDA zones: 5 to 9 (find your zone)Water requirement: Low; grows larger with additional irrigationLight requirement: Full sun to partial shadeMature size: 3 feet tall and 6 feet wideBenefits and tolerances: Drought, deer, heat and salt-spray tolerantSeasonal interest: Ornamental evergreen foliage; flowers late summer to fallWhen to plant: Sow seeds or divide in spring.

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full sun to partial shade, 3' tall - 6'wide, drought tolerant
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Pink Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) - ornamental grass; great fall color. Perennial. NE native
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Pink Muhly Grass - blooms in Fall
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February 21, 2014
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February 21, 2014
Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris).
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February 16, 2014
Pink muhly grass is native to the East Coast
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February 12, 2014
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Pink muhley
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February 2, 2014
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January 8, 2014
I like the whole post! Love pink gulf muhley and what excellent ideas on how to where/what to plant w/ it!
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November 5, 2013
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November 1, 2013
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Grass to plant around pier
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October 20, 2013
interesting variation to sprinkle in but would not want a ton
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October 8, 2013
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September 10, 2013
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September 8, 2013
like elements of landscaping
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September 8, 2013
Planting notes. Pink muhly’s tolerance of many soil types is noteworthy. However, this grass enjoys moist but well-drained soil in a sunny to partially shady portion of your garden. It is drought tolerant once established but will grow fuller and thrive more with irrigation. Pink muhly clumps, so it will not invade other beds and can be divided to create more plants in spring. Cut the grass down in late winter, after it's done flowering, to allow for new growth in spring
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pink muhly grass
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Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris). Photo: Andrew Keys
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August 4, 2013
beautiful, delicate grasses
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July 31, 2013
amazing grass -Muhlenbergia capillaris
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July 25, 2013
beautiful plant
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July 21, 2013
The pink would add color, yet not be flowers
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July 19, 2013
Muhly grass for outside fence.
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July 10, 2013
Muhlenbergia capillaris Pink Muhly Low water once established, grows larger with additional irrigation, Full sut to part shade, green during winter, spring, summer. blooms late summer-fall.
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July 7, 2013
Zone 4?
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July 6, 2013
Pink muhly grass
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July 3, 2013
pink muhly grass
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July 3, 2013
Color and surreal.
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June 27, 2013
The bright pink is awesome!
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June 26, 2013
Pink muhly grass
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June 24, 2013
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muhly grass, gross to 65' tall. spectacular color
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June 14, 2013
added by Andrew Keys to 5 Smokin' Warm-Season Grasses So many great grasses have only recently come into vogue, and one is muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris, zones 5 to 9). Muhly is another native, calling the southeastern half of the United States home. This grass much prefers sun, poor soil and well-drained soil, making it a prime candidate for coastal planting. Its narrow blades are beautiful, but its misty pink-purple blooms in fall are its real claim to fame. White-flowered varieties can also be found on the market today. added by Annie Thornton to Great Design Plant: Pink Muhly Grass Botanical name: Muhlenbergia capillarisCommon names: Pink muhly grass, pink hair grass, Gulf muhly, hairawn muhlyUSDA zones: 5 to 9 (find your zone)Water requirement: Low; grows larger with additional irrigationLight requirement: Full sun to partial shadeMature size: 3 feet tall and 6 feet wideBenefits and tolerances: Drought, deer, heat and salt-spray tolerantSeasonal interest: Ornamental evergreen foliage; flowers late summer to fallWhen to plant: Sow seeds or divide in spring.
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June 12, 2013
Pink Muhly grass Botanical name: Muhlenbergia capillaris Common names: Pink muhly grass, pink hair grass, Gulf muhly, hairawn muhly USDA zones: 5 to 9 (find your zone) Water requirement: Low; grows larger with additional irrigation Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 3 feet tall and 6 feet wide Benefits and tolerances: Drought, deer, heat and salt-spray tolerant Seasonal interest: Ornamental evergreen foliage; flowers late summer to fall When to plant: Sow seeds or divide in spring.
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June 7, 2013
Muhly grass
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June 6, 2013
pink muhly grass full sun 3 ft tall, six feet wide
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June 6, 2013
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June 4, 2013
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May 31, 2013
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May 29, 2013
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Pink Muhly grass
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Pink muhly grass
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the color, and good for electrical box coverage
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April 30, 2013
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April 27, 2013
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muhly grass
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April 23, 2013
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pink muhly grass
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April 15, 2013
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April 10, 2013
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April 2, 2013
Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia Capillaris)
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April 2, 2013
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pink muhly grass
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March 28, 2013
Muhly grass
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March 28, 2013
possible landscape plant
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March 24, 2013
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March 20, 2013
type of grass - Muhly Grass
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March 15, 2013
Great grass
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March 14, 2013
I like it
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March 14, 2013
So many great grasses have only recently come into vogue, and one is muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris, zones 5 to 9). Muhly is another native, calling the southeastern half of the United States home. This grass much prefers sun, poor soil and well-drained soil, making it a prime candidate for coastal planting. Its narrow blades are beautiful, but its misty pink-purple blooms in fall are its real claim to fame. White-flowered varieties can also be found on the market today.
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March 11, 2013
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March 10, 2013
Muhly grass. (Andrew Keys)
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March 10, 2013
Andrew Keys Landscape Architects & Designers Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris). Photo: Andrew Keys
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wow check out that grass
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part shade, low water grass
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February 17, 2013
Muhly Grass
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February 15, 2013
Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)
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February 11, 2013
The color - especially when there is more than one plant.
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February 8, 2013
Plants pink muhly
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February 7, 2013
I want some of this
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February 6, 2013
The color.
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February 6, 2013
pink and green grass
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February 4, 2013
color; movement
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February 3, 2013
Muhlenbergia capillaris. Pink muhly grass. Zones 5-9
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February 1, 2013
Pink muhly grass
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January 30, 2013
One in particular — a floaty, rosy variety called pink muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) — produces some of the finest fall garden color, leaving the landscape blushing with pride. Botanical name: Muhlenbergia capillaris Common names: Pink muhly grass, pink hair grass, Gulf muhly, hairawn muhly USDA zones: 5 to 9 (find your zone) Water requirement: Low; grows larger with additional irrigation Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 3 feet tall and 6 feet wide Benefits and tolerances: Drought, deer, heat and salt-spray tolerant Seasonal interest: Ornamental evergreen foliage; flowers late summer to fall When to plant: Sow seeds or divide in spring.
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January 30, 2013
pink grass for the garden!
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January 30, 2013
Muhlenbergia capillaris
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January 29, 2013
Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)
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January 29, 2013
pink muhly grass
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January 24, 2013
PINK MUHLY GRASS
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January 20, 2013
Pink muhly
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January 19, 2013
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January 18, 2013
all
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January 6, 2013
Muhlenbergia capillaris z 5-9
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January 5, 2013
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January 3, 2013
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December 27, 2012
pink muhly grass
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December 26, 2012
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December 8, 2012
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December 6, 2012
Muhley Grass
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December 4, 2012
Love these ideas on how to use
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December 1, 2012
Pink muhly
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November 25, 2012
Common names: Pink muhly grass, pink hair grass, Gulf muhly, hairaw
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November 17, 2012
A deer resistant grass!
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November 11, 2012
Pink plumes!
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November 11, 2012
piękne trawy
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October 31, 2012
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October 26, 2012
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October 16, 2012
pink muhly grass 3' h x 6'w
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October 14, 2012
Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)
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October 7, 2012
Pink Muhly Grass
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October 5, 2012
stunning colour
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October 4, 2012
pink muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) Deer tolerant
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October 3, 2012
Pink muhly
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October 1, 2012
Muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)
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September 30, 2012
Grass pink
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September 29, 2012
Pink muhly grass, pink hair grass, Gulf muhly, hairawn muhly
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September 18, 2012
like the coloration and that it is deer resistant
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September 18, 2012
Color
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September 15, 2012
Pink Muhly grass
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September 12, 2012
Botanical name: Muhlenbergia capillaris Common names: Pink muhly grass, pink hair grass, Gulf muhly, hairawn muhly USDA zones: 5 to 9 (find your zone) Water requirement: Low; grows larger with additional irrigation
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September 12, 2012
Great color & texture not previously incorporated in planting plan. Would look great backlit late in day and/or in mass.
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September 10, 2012
pretty grass
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September 10, 2012
Love the pink color of the seedheads
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September 8, 2012
nice for along back of house
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September 8, 2012
Pink hair or muhly grass, muhlenbergia capillaris
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September 4, 2012
This grass much prefers sun, poor soil and well-drained soil
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September 3, 2012
love the color!
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September 1, 2012
pink muhly grass
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August 31, 2012
Muhlenbergia Capillaris drought tolerant
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August 30, 2012
Ornamental grasses are so pretty
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August 30, 2012
Botanical name: Muhlenbergia capillaris Common names: Pink muhly grass, pink hair grass, Gulf muhly, hairawn muhly
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August 29, 2012
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pink muhly grass
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