added by Rose Hochstetler
(9 months ago)
By now we’ve established that most of us love ornamental grasses. Their movement, fine texture and minimal upkeep leave little to be desired. And with so many varieties available, you can choose from an array of grays, greens, blues, reds and even pinks to satisfy and accent garden features.
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.