Common Names: Texas Muhly Grass, Florida Muhly Grass, Gulf Muhly, Pink Hair Grass, Pink Muhly
Light: Full Sun/Part Shade
Evergreen: No, plant is deciduous.
Interest: Purple Plum appears in Fall.
Texas Native: Yes, plant is Texas native.
Wildlife habitat: Provides food/shelter for bees, butterflies and birds.
Features: A short growing drought tolerant ornamental grass. Purple color interest in the fall.
Austin Native Landscaping: “This is one of our favorite Ornamental grass to use in drought tolerant flowerbed designs. Grasses work really well when you use them in clusters and communities, scattering them as the wind would scatter seeds naturally. They look especially beautiful when planted as a foreground to some dramatic agaves or yuccas. Gulf Muhly has spectacular purple haze colored wispy foliage during the fall that really complements other purple neighbors like Fall Aster. Works in small beds and in large space nature plantings. “
Family: Poaceae (Pronounced -poh-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Muhlenbergia (Pronounced – mew-len-BERG-gee-uh)
Species: capillaris (Pronounced – kap-ill-AIR-iss)
Propagation: Seeds, Root division