Purple Muhly Grass

28 09 2011

The feathery and ethereal Purple Muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris) is a Virginia native and is also known as Pink Hairgrass or Gulf Muhly. A North American native ornamental grass, it has blue-green needle-like foliage and can grow 3-4 feet high with a 2-3 foot spread. In the fall, the grass looks like a soft purple cloud from a distance. This sun-loving plant will grow in both drought and wet conditions. Photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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