Muhlenbergia capillaris
Pink Muhlygrass

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Butterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantPart Shade
Pink Muhlygrass
Muhlenbergia capillaris

This native's tidy clumps of very fine blue foliage provide color and texture to the garden, but in late summer or fall they explode into bloom with clouds of airy pink flowers that last for many weeks. Stunningly beautiful, even in heat, humidity or drought! This grass is prized by birds for its seed, cover and nesting attributes.

Attracts beneficial insects
Birds relish the seeds
Clumping habit, ideal for wildlife cover
Deer and rabbit resistant
Heat and drought tolerant once established
Sweet late summer and fall color!

Native Range

Native to New England, west to the Midwest, south to Texas and Florida. Found in sandy, pine openings, prairies and dry, exposed ledges.

Interesting Facts

Songbird populations have dropped 70 percent in the last decade. Loss of native habitat has been a key factor in the decline making the use of a mix of native plants crucial for the living landscape.


Prefers sandy or rocky, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. This is a clump forming ornamental grass that does not spread aggressively. 

Mature Size: 2-3ft. Wide x 2-3ft. Tall

Hardiness Zone: 6-11

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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