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Pink Hair Grass

Muhlenbergia capillaris



A warm season perennial grass growing up 3 to 4 feet tall and wide. Pink spiklets form in summer and remain until the fall. Grows best in full sun or light shade in well drained soil.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Gulf Muhly, Hair awn Muhly
Plant Family:Poaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Graminoids/Grasses
South Jersey Native Range:South Jersey, Pine Barrens Periphery
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds
Bloom Time:October
Global and State Rank:SNR, G5
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy, Loam, Clay
Soil Moisture:Moist, Dry
Soil pH:Neutral, Slightly Acidic, Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun
Light Range:Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist, Dry

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