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Pink Muhly Grass - Cotton Candy Grass
Muhly Grass, commonly called cotton candy grass by some folks, is a very tough, exceptionally easy-to-grow, North American native grass immensely popular for the profuse, beautiful clouds of airy, pinkish-purple flowers it produces over a long period from late summer through mid-fall. More details below!

Pink Muhly Grass - Cotton Candy Grass

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Pink Muhly Grass
Muhlenbergia capillaris

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 6a-10b  Find Your Zone >



Special Attributes

Muhly Grass, commonly called cotton candy grass by some folks, is a very tough, exceptionally easy-to-grow, North American native grass immensely popular for the profuse, beautiful clouds of airy, pinkish-purple flowers it produces over a long period from late summer through mid-fall. An absolutely showstopping source of late-season color when other flowering plants are winding down for the season.




Landscape & Garden Uses

In our opinion, where it can be grown (USDA Zones 6a-10b), Muhly Grass is one of those "must have" plants for the landscape or ornamental grass garden. Growing 2-3 feet tall and 3 feet wide, in smaller garden spaces it can be grown as a specimen or in small groupings, however is most effective planted in larger grouping in larger landscape spaces. Because it's exceptionally drought tolerant when established, it is an ideal choice in mass plantings or large groupings on embankments, hillsides and slopes. Excellent for use in Xeriscape (low water need) gardens, rock gardens, and seaside gardens. It's fine texture is also a nice addition in mixed container gardens with flowers and other plants that prefer a very well-drained soil. 

Spacing:  2.5' for hedges or mass plantings; 5'+ for space between plants






Cultural Preferences

Muhly Grass is effortless to grow in all but wet or boggy soils. Grows best in sandy, very well-drained soil in full to mostly sun. We recommend 6-8 hours of direct sun for best flowering. It is exceptionally drought-tolerant when established, and is also quite salt tolerant, making it an excellent choice for gardens near the sea. 




Helpful Articles

Click on the link(s) below to get advice from our experts on how to plant, fertilize, prune and water Muhly Grass...





Plant Details

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6a-10b  Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Ornamental Grass
Height at Maturity:  2-3'
Width at Maturity:  3'
Spacing:  2.5' for hedges or mass plantings; 5'+ for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Arching, Clumping, Dense, Upright, Vase/Fountain Shape
Growth Rate:  Moderate to Fast
Flower Color:  Pink
Flower Type:  Plumes
Flowering Period:  Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid-Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter
Foliage Color:  Deep Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Attracts:  Visual Attention, Birds
Sun Needs:  Full to Mostly Sun
Water Needs:  Average, very low when established
Soil Type:  Amended Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt, prefers sandy soils
Soil Drainage:  Well Drained
Soil pH:  5.5 - 7.0
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Drought, Dry Soil, Heat, Humidity, Insect, Salt



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4 Stars
HEALTHY PLANT
THE GRASS ARRIVED WELL BUT IT IS TOO SOON TO RENDER AN OPINION ----------- -------- WBG Reply: Hi Elizabeth - Glad to hear your Muhly Grass plants arrived well. They should do fine if planted right and in the right spot, which is a well-drained soil and as much sun as you can give them. You can always find plenty of helpful planting and care tips under the Planting & Care tabs on any plant page in the Wilson Bros Gardens website. That said, let us know if you have any questions or if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service! - Brent | Wilson Bros Gardens
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Reviewed by:  from CHARLOTTE, NC. on 7/17/2017
4/5
5 Stars
doing better than others
This grass seems very hard to get going. Wilson Bros has provided the best that we have received from multiple growers but they are a hold your breath till they really shows signs of acclimating to new surroundings. We really like the Pink Muhly grass and need 10 more. ---------- WBG Reply: Thanks for the review and definitely keep us posted as to how the Pink Muhly Grass does out there in Olalla. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. - Brent | Wilson Bros Gardens
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Reviewed by:  from Olalla. on 6/22/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Pink Muhly
Arrived fast and secure. Plants were in a great condition. Can't wait to see them flower. ----- WBG Reply: Hi Kevin - Thanks for your review of the Pink Muhly Grass and let us know if there's ever anything else we can do for you. We're at you're service! - Brent | Wilson Bros Gardens
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Reviewed by:  from Louisville. on 6/22/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Perfect experience
The delivery was as promised. All was in good shape. They are in the ground and growing. No complaints......only accolades!
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Reviewed by:  from The Villages, Fla. on 12/5/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Great service
All the plants came in excellent condition and were a nice size. The first order was by phone and I got Spencer. He was so nice and helpful. The next order was placed online. I could not find these plants at any of my local nurseries. Shipment was very fast and with tracking info available. Can't wait to see these plants take off and grow. Very good experience with this company and I will definitely be placing more orders.
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Reviewed by:  from Amelia Island. on 9/18/2015
5/5
5 Stars
Fast Shipping
This was my first time ordering from Wilson Bros Gardens. Great product , fast shipping. I would certainly recommend to a friend, and will order again.
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Reviewed by:  from Seaford NY. on 5/25/2015
5/5

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