Muhlenbergia capillaris

Pink Muhly Grass

PINK MUHLY GRASSPink Muhly grass is the fairy dust of ornamental grasses.  You have to wait until the end of summer for the haze of pink blooms to emerge, but it is so worth it.  If you have spot that gets that blast of western sun, put Pink Muhly grass there. It will glow and be happy in the hottest and driest of locations.  If you have an area that has poor soil but good drainage, plant it as a large drift for a spectacular show into fall.  This American native ornamental grass is deer resistant and drought tolerant but can take regular water as well.  The fine, wiry, green blades rise to about 2' tall but with the pink flowers rise to 3' tall and wide.  They make a great addition to a cut flower garden with other late blooming perennials.  The seedheads add interest to the winter garden until you cut back the grass in early spring.