“Pink Muhly Grass”
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Photo (left): Jen Borcic (right): Mark Turner, NC
And the award for mind-blowing “textural-drama” goes to “Pink Muhly,” a native of Texas and Florida that grows and amazes just as well in a cool foggy climate! Renowned for heat, humidity, drought, poorly drained clay and sand tolerance and deer resistance, this fantastic thing bursts into a 3’ x 3’ cotton candy cloud of shimmery little pink flowers from September thru December. Guaranteed to stop any gardener in their tracks – and inspire many a front yard re-do! Just imagine a grouping of 3 or more of these along your driveway or parking strip. Foliage forms a pleasant low mound of finely textured leaves. Semi-deciduous in Winter.
photo: Uli Lorimer
, Curator of Native Flora Brooklyn Botanic Garden