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Plumetastic™ Pink Muhly Grass

Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Irvine'

Item 08487
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

Stately and showy foliage, with exceptional upright and slightly arching form. Glittering clouds of vivid purple plumes emerge in late summer and persist through fall. Lends far richer color and more uniform bloom than others of its type. Outstanding texture for specimen plant or en masse in borders, meadows, and native gardens.

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Average Landscape Size
Arching foliage reaches 2-3 ft. tall, clumping slightly wider; bloom spikes to 4 ft. tall.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Irvine'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Habit: Round
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Flowers for Cutting ,   Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Late summer through fall.
Flower Color: Purplish-pink
Garden Style: Rustic
Design Ideas: Wonderful planted in mass with a solid wall background to highlight the flowers. Also attractive planted in the open next to a pond or pool. The delicate, airy flowers wave and shimmer in the wind. This plant is versatile and can be mixed into ornamental or native landscape designs. Superb hillside plant, especially when situated so that the flower plumes are back-lit by the afternoon sunlight.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, water deeply and less frequently. For a neat appearance, shear old foliage before new leaves emerge.

History

The genus Muhlenbergia is named for Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg (1753-1815),a Lutheran minister and the first president of Franklin College in Pennsylvania. He is most famous due to his work in the field of botany where he named and classified over 150 species of plants. Most species are native to Mexico, the U.S. and Asia. Muhlenbergia capillaris is native to the Southern U.S and found in pine flatlands, coastal uplands and sandy prairies along the Gulf States.

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