Muhlenbergia capillaris ‘Fast Forward’

Grass, Fast Forward Muhly

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Pot Size: full quart

Plant Description

‘Fast Forward’ is a new variety of pink muhly grass that blooms significantly earlier than the species, as early as August, and extends on into winter. Clumps of very narrow deep green leaves are topped with glowing pink, airy flowers on spreading 4 foot stems. Grow muhly grass in full sun and dry, well-drained soil. Plant when the soil is warm. Muhly grass is stunning in masses especially when back lit. Even the beige seed plumes are attractive in winter. Unusual companions to consider are aromatic aster, gray-headed coneflower, ‘Iron Butterflies’ ironweed, and limestone fameflower.



Showy Berry Fruit

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to culture


Semi Evergreen

Plant Type

Perennial, Grass or grass-like,

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Soil Condition

Average, Sandy,

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry,


full quart


24 to 36,


Flower Color


Bloom Time

Late summer, Early fall, Mid fall,

Late fall

Typical Height





6, 7, 8, 9