CREATES A SPECTACULAR HAZE OF ROSY PINK PLUMES
- Spring and summer foliage is a delicate, blue-green grass with an airy seed head
- In autumn, the seed heads transitioned to a gorgeous cloud of pinkish-purple for a brilliant display
- The beautiful fall show will continue for several weeks
- Ornamental and easy to grow
Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 6-11
- Mature Height: 2-3' tall
- Mature Width: 2-3' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 24-36" apart
Why plant Pink Muhly Grass?
Pretty in pink! Pink Muhly Grass, or Pink Mist Grass, dazzles in fall when it sends up a cloud of rosy-colored plumes. Plant it where the sun can shine through it, and this Fringe will sparkle and glow like a little pink campfire. It’s especially spectacular in drifts. We love the way Pink Muhly’s airy texture contrasts with visually heavy elements of the landscape, such as wooden structures, brick, stone, and evergreens. Use it to soften hard edges or to create some late-season drama in your entryway garden, patio plantings, or in any of the mixed borders that surround your home.
Pink Muhly Grass is a wide-ranging but uncommon Fringe found in dry, sandy sites in the wild. It is native from Massachusetts to Mexico. Its proper name, Muhlenbergia, comes from the name of the American botanist who first identified it, Gotthilf “Henry” Muhlenberg. Muhlenberg began to study plants intensively at the age of 24 while hiding out from British soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Henry was sympathetic to the Patriot cause, but he was also an ordained Lutheran minister and a pacifist, so he didn’t fight in the war. He escaped Philadelphia in 1777 to live at his parents’ home in Trappe, Pennsylvania. Over the years, he collected 1,100 different plants and became one of our country’s first great botanists.
How to use Pink Muhly Grass in the landscape?
Not your average flower display! Ornamental grasses may not come to mind when you think of flowers, but Pink Muhly Grass has a special floral display that can rival even the best traditional blooms. Its big, pink, cotton-candy inflorescences are outta this world!
Hardiness Zone: 6-11
How To Plant Pink Muhly Grass
Plant Pink Muhly Grass in a sunny, warm, open location, preferably in light, sandy soil. It will need regular irrigation during establishment, although extra water must drain away freely. It will be drought tolerant in subsequent years. Constantly wet soil during winter is to be avoided at all costs.
How To Water
Pink Muhly Grasses are rather drought tolerant very well. When watering let the soil dry out before your next time watering your plant.
How To Fertilize
Pink Muhly Grass is not one that requires fertilization to ensure the best possible outcomes, but you may feed your plant if it needs that extra boost. We recommend using our Elements Starter Plant Food during springtime for a promising growing season.
How To Prune
In the late winter, trim away the dead foliage within a few inches before new growth begins to emerge in the spring.
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Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.
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