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Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Fast Forward'

Pink Muhlygrass

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'Fast Forward' is new variety of Muhly grass that has a slightly earlier bloom time. This native has tidy clumps of very fine blue green foliage that provides color and texture to the garden. In August they explode into bloom with clouds of airy pink flowers that last for many weeks. Stunningly beautiful, even in heat, humidity or drought. This grass is prized by birds for its seed, cover and nesting attributes.

Benefits

  • Attracts beneficial insects
  • Birds relish the seeds
  • Clumping habit, ideal for wildlife cover
  • Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Heat and drought tolerant once established
  • Great summer and fall color!

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers sandy or rocky, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. This is a clump forming ornamental grass that does not spread aggressively.


Height
2-3 ft

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Spread
2-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone Zone 6-11

Native Range

Native to New England, west to the Midwest, south to Texas and Florida. Found in sandy, pine openings, prairies and dry, exposed ledges.

Native Trivia

Songbird populations have dropped 70 percent in the last decade. Loss of native habitat has been a key factor in the decline making the use of a mix of native plants crucial for the living landscape.

Characteristics & Attributes

Sun
Beneficial insects
Butterflies
Songbirds
Deer Resistant
Ground cover
Plan Sub Group
Medium to Tall Grasses
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Soil
Saline or alkaline
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Dry
Moist but well-drained
Bloom Time
Late Summer
Summer
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Habitat Collection
Songbird
Native Habitat
Grassland
Foliage Color
Blue-green
Uses
Accent
Border
Cut or dried flower
Mass plant
Meadow
Naturalizes
Native to
Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Mississippi
Missouri
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
West Virginia