If you want to know how to grow Pink Muhly Grass, look no further. I’ll tell you what you need to know about this perennial ornamental grass that is a stunning addition to your landscaping. From planting conditions, zones, watering needs, sunlight requirements, and more.
Growing Pink Muhly Grass is easy to do. Full sun, well-drained soil, low water requirements once established, and returning year after year make this a no-fuss ornamental grass to grow.
How to Grow Pink Muhly Grass
If you aren’t familiar with this one, you’re going to love it. It has stunning pink plumes of color that compliment any landscape whether it’s lush or rocky.
Here are a few common questions and answers to determine if growing Pink Muhly Grass is right for your landscape.
Is Pink Muhly Grass a Perennial?
Yes – it is a perennial. That means that it will grow for a minimum of two years. However, most of these plants last much longer.
Where Does Pink Muhly Grass Grow?
This ornamental grass is best suited for Zones 6-9. To check your plant hardiness zone, click here.
It’s best suited for warmer climates and it can only tolerate down to -10°F.
Is Pink Muhly Grass Toxic to Animals and/or Deer Resistant?
No, Pink Muhly Grass is not toxic to animals so it’s safe to be planted in areas that have pets or wildlife. It’s also deer resistant which means it won’t become their favorite snack to eat out of your yard.
What Kind of Growing Conditions Does Pink Muhly Grass Need?
The good news about growing this kind of ornamental grass is that it can tolerate harsh conditions once established. Full sun, drought, high heat, humidity, salty air are all no problem for this perennial grass once it’s established.
Again – it’s best suited for warmer climates. It does not like soggy feet so no areas that are known for consistently wet soil.
Is Pink Muhly Grass Invasive?
No – it’s not invasive and won’t spread. However, you can divide these grasses if you choose every 3 years or so.
How Big Does Pink Muhly Grass Get and Does it Grow Fast?
It’s considered a moderate grower and gets about 3-4 feet tall and 3 feet wide. You can plant several of them together in a group – just make sure they are spaced around 2 and 1/2 feet apart.
How to Plant Muhly Grass
Plant in the springtime and in an area that gets full sun. Dig a hole at least 2 times as wide and deep as the roots. Loosen your soil to make it easier for its roots to start spreading. Add in a layer of compost if needed.
Water the roots prior to planting and then continue with about an inch of water per week. Cover your area with about an inch of mulch.
Do I Need to Cut It Back Each Winter and When Does it Bloom?
You don’t have to cut it back, but if you want to preserve its shape a bit, you can cut it back before August. In the fall, you will see the bright colored plumes that last until the cold weather arrives.
Where is Pink Muhly Grass Good in Landscaping
Pretty much anywhere you have full sun and would like a row of showy blooms, it’s perfect. They look particularly stunning when planted in clumps or rows. With blooms like these, you can’t go wrong.
Can I Plant Muhly Grass Near Septic Lines
The correct answer when asking about septic lines is to stay away from them with root systems. However, Muhly Grass does not have extensive or complex roots.
The roots will grow about 1 foot deep, so keep this in mind because septic lines can be around the same.
So, you can be near the lines, but not too close. It’s never a good idea to plant any plants directly beside or on top of septic lines.
Hopefully, this gives you a good idea about how to grow Pink Muhly Grass. It is a fantastic and easy ornamental grass to grow and will provide years of beauty for your yard with minimal effort.