Muhlenbergia capillaris (muhley grass; sweetgrass)

Height: 2-3 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet
Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Best grown in sandy or rocky, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils.
Description: Muhlenbergia capillaris is a clump-forming grass noted for its attractive summer foliage and spectacular clouds of fall flowers. It is native to prairies, pine barrens, and open woodlands from Massachusetts to Kansas, Florida and Texas. Wiry leaves are a glossy dark green. In fall, masses of airy pink inflorescences (12 inches) appear to float above the foliage. Tan seed plumes remain attractive in winter.


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Photo: Plant Delights Nursery
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