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Pink Muhly, Pink Hair Grass
Full sun to light shade; medium moisture level; best grown in sandy, sandy loam, or rocky soil; acidic to neutral pH. 2–3 feet height, blooms in fall, pink to pinkish red flowers, will naturalize by re-seeding.
Germination Code: C(90). Easy to start from seed.
Native Region: Limited to 12 counties in total, scattered across all provinces.
Tough, easy-to-grow warm-season grass. Showy, conspicuous flowers. Large, airy, much-branched seed heads up to half as long as the entire plant. Spikelets are purple, and in fall the plant has a feathery, deep pink hue. Fast growing. Needs regular watering during the first growing season and then is fairly drought tolerant.