Botanical Name: Muhlenbergia capillaris
Common Name: Pink Muhly grass, Gulf Coast Muhly, Hairy-Awn Muhly
Description: Beautiful, fast-growing, Texas native ornamental grass that blooms pink fluffy plumes in the Fall. This easy to grow grass likes sunny areas in your garden, meadow, or prairie. It adapts to both dry or moist areas, so it can be put in your rain garden, meadow or prairie, and your regular garden environment. Is drought tolerant after established, but looks best with regular water. Will get 2-4′ tall and wide with the plumes about a foot taller. Its slender leaves/stems turns brown in the winter, which to me is a pretty architectural statement on its own. Cut it to just above the ground in early February to keep it from growing too sprawling. Is deer resistant. The flower plumes fade to tan seed plumes during the winter, which feed the birds. Muhly grass attracts lady bugs, which puts it in the category for your Integrated Pest Management plants.
Hardiness Zones 7 – 10