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Muhlenbergia capillaris

Pink Muhly Grass
Poaceae (Gramineae)
Ornamental grasses and grasslike plants


Narrow-leafed grasses large and showy enough to stand out in the garden. Except as noted, evergreen in mild winters but turn tan or brown with hard freezes. They are very drought tolerant plants but look better and grow larger if given some supplemental water.

Muhlenbergia capillaris

From eastern U.S. Dark green foliage forms a mound to 3 ft. tall, 6 ft.wide; airy plumes of feathery reddish flowers rise an additional 2 1/2 ft. in fall. Evergreen in low desert. Cut plants back in late winter for fresh new growth in spring.

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