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Plumetastic Pink Muhly Grass
Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Irvine'
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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.
|Botanical Name:||Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Irvine'|
|Special Feature:||Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Waterwise|
|Flower Attribute:||Flowers for Cutting , Showy Flowers|
|Bloom Time:||Late summer through fall.|
|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.
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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