Muhlenbergia capillaris

Grass, Pink Muhly

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Pot Size: 3" pot

Plant Description

Pink Muhly Grass's native range extends from New York to Texas where it occurs in dry, gravely open woods, pine barrens, prairies, and savannahs. Inspite of its toughness though, it is a highly ornamental grass for a dry place in full sun or light shade. Sage green, glossy, very narrow leaves that are semi erect are topped at 3 feet with masses of bright pink, delicate, flower panicles that create a pink haze above the foliage. Blooming starts in early fall and continues on into late fall, the color changing to beige. Pink Muhly is attractive individually but really makes a big show when used in masses and drifts. Perfect companions would be Sumac, Tennessee Aster, Aster Snow Flurry, and late flowering Black-eyed Susan.



Showy Berry Fruit

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow


Semi Evergreen

Plant Type

Perennial, Grass or grass-like

Ground cover

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Sandy, Clay, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry


3" pot


36 or taller, 24 to 36



Flower Color

Pink, Mauve, Tan

Bloom Time

Late fall Mid fall, Early fall, late fall

Typical Height





6, 7, 8, 9