hairgrass, muhly grass
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2.0 to 3.0 ft Width: 1.0 to 3.5 ft
Flower Color: pink
Fruit Color: purple
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Hedge, specimen plant, mass planting
Propagation: Once the pink flower/seed heads are at their peak, the tiny seeds can be collected using a comb. It readily self seeds, with seeds that fall into cracks and crevices in rocks or pavement tending to do well. Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.
Availability: Quality nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, lime rock
Soil pH Range: 5.8 to 6.8
Muhly grass forms a canopy that small animals can use for shelter and refuge. Small birds eat the seeds.
Native Habitats: Flatwoods, marshes, scrub.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: