Ornamental Grasses are chosen for their decorative qualities and whether used indoors or outdoors, they can bring a striking diversity to your garden. From round shrubs to tall walls of quivering spikes, ornamental grasses bring new shapes and textures that will contrast against the twisted roots of trees and the blooms of traditional plants and flowers. They are also becoming increasingly popular due to their hardiness against the British weather and their ability to hold their colour through autumn and winter.
Pink muhly grass is not only a beautiful ornamental grass, but it’s also low-maintenance. It doesn’t take much in the way of time and attention to make the most of this showy plant. These plants grow at a moderate rate and are best put in the ground in the spring or in the fall—at least a month before the initial frost is expected. In the spring and summer, the slender, long shoots of grass are green in color. As the fall approaches, the plant produces soft, fuzzy flowers in pink or pinkish-red hues which are often compared to the appearance of cotton candy. As winter approaches, the flowers lose their color but the dried-out plumes continue to offer visual appeal throughout the dormant season.
Latin Name: Muhlenbergia capillaris
English Name: Pink muhly grass
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Flowering Period: Autumn.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Dry. Well-Drained. Loam. Chalk. Sand. Clay.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight, partial shade
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Exposed or Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: High (H6)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -20 °C to -15 °C (-4 °F to 5 °F)
Suggested Uses: Specimen. Flower Beds. Privacy Screens. Arrangements of Cut Flowers.
Maintenance: Remove dead leaves and flowers in late winter. Protect from frost during their first winter.
Growth Habit: Bushy/Tufted.
Growth Speed: Fast (50cm to 100cm per year)
Starting Height: 30cm to 90cm (1 ft to 3 ft)
Final Height: 90cm (3 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 60cm to 90cm (2 ft to 3 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 90cm (3 ft)
Pot Included: 3 Litre Plastic Pot to 18 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 65cm to 150cm (2.1 ft to 4.9 ft)
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