Pink Muhly Grass Muhlenbergia Capillaris, Gulf Coast Muhly Grass

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Growing Zone: 7-11
Growing Zone: 7-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Pink Muhly Grass Muhlenbergia Capillaris, Gulf Coast Muhly Grass
Mature Height 2-3 feet
Mature Width 2-3 feet
Spacing 12-18 inches apart
Sunlight Full Sun
Temperature Tolerance 60-75°F
Watering Needs Low
Growth Rate 6 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors No
Flowering Time Late Summer to Early Fall
Origin Native to the southeastern United States

Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)

Muhly Grass is a stunning ornamental grass that adds texture, movement, and color to any landscape. It is a clumping, warm-season grass that is native to the southeastern United States and is known for its striking pink to purple plumes that appear in the fall.

How to Grow

Muhly Grass is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to grow in full sun to partial shade. It prefers well-draining soil and can tolerate drought once established. Plant in the spring or fall, spacing plants 2-3 feet apart.

Care Tips

Muhly Grass requires minimal care once established. Water regularly during the first growing season to help the roots establish. After that, water only during prolonged droughts. Fertilization is not necessary, but a light application of a balanced fertilizer in the spring can promote growth and flowering.


Muhly Grass is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of settings. It looks great in mixed borders, mass plantings, and as an accent plant. It also works well in containers and can be used to create a naturalistic or prairie-style garden.

Planting Tips

When planting Muhly Grass, dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Backfill with soil and water thoroughly. Mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.


Muhly Grass requires little maintenance beyond occasional watering and removal of dead foliage in late winter or early spring. To prevent self-seeding, remove spent flower stalks before they develop seeds.

Pests and Diseases

Muhly Grass is generally free from serious pest and disease problems. Occasionally, it may be affected by spider mites or leaf spots, which can be treated with insecticidal soap or fungicide, respectively.



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