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Cotton Candy Grass

Cotton Candy Grass

Create an Enchanting Addition to Your Yard or Pathway
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Instantly transform the look of your garden by adding easy-care ornamental grasses. They make stunning focal points, graceful borders or perfect complements to your other plantings.

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Light: Full sun to partial shade
Height: 18-36"
Deer Resistant
Bloom Time: Late summer to fall
Size: Potted
Zones: 6 to 10

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Cotton Candy Grass Product Details

Botanical Name: Muhlenbergia capillaris
Form: Herbaceous perennial
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Height/Habit: 18 - 36" (36" when in bloom)
Spread: 2 1/2'
Spacing: 18 - 24"
Hardiness Zone: Zones 6 - 9
Foliage Type: Tidy clumps, fine blue-green foliage.
Flower Form: Purplish-red inflorescence, diffuse silky panicle 18" high.
Flower Color: Purplish-red to pink
Flowering Date: Late summer to mid fall.
Planting Requirements: Tolerates a wide variety of soil conditions. Tolerates heat and drought as well as wet conditions. Good for wetland or beachside plantings.
Soil Requirements: Well drained.
Growth Rate: Moderate.
Unique Characteristics: In late summer this tough grass sends up light airy pink plumes. One of the most showy grasses for the landscape. Because of its tough nature it can be planted just about anywhere. It tolerates heat, humidity, drought and wet conditions.
Pruning: Cut back in late winter to early spring.
Additional Information: Nice addition to a late season bouquet of chrysanthemums, asters or alstroemeria.
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Muhlenbergia Capillaris, also known as Cotton Candy Grass or pink muhlygrass, is an excellent ground cover for problem areas. Preferring sandy or rocky soil, this soft and lovely perennial grass is especially hardy, able to withstand heat, humidity, drought and wet conditions. Brighten up your garden with the soft pink/purple shades of Cotton Candy Grass. Native to the eastern United States, this decorative Muhlenbergia grass can help to provide erosion control in unstable soils and is non-invasive. Voted the 2012 plant of the year by the Garden Club of America, Cotton Candy Grass is easy to care for. Hardy in zones 6-9, it requires heavy watering the first year but is drought tolerant thereafter. It has a clumping habit and looks best in large plantings. Growing to 3-4 feet high and equally wide, it quickly fills in an empty space and makes an excellent backdrop to perennial plantings or a delightful open hedge. It can spread via separating clumps or by seed. The soft, feathery blooms catch the light and resemble gossamer clouds of cotton candy with their finely-cut, rose-pink plumes. Fall turns the yellow-green foliage coppery, while the pink fronds maintain their color well into autumn. Cut old foliage in the spring before new growth for a fresh start. As a bonus, Cotton Candy Grass will attract ladybugs, butterflies and birds to your yard. Resistant to deer, pests and disease, this gorgeous ornamental grass will be a delight in your garden or landscape.



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