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Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Fast Forward'
Common Name: Pink Muhly Grass Family: Poaceae (The Grass Family)

Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Fast Forward'
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This eastern North American native's tidy clumps of fine blue foliage provide colour and texture to the garden but in late summer explodes into stunning clouds of airy pink. Intolerant of winter wet so plant in hot dry conditions and poor soils. The west coast doesn't have enough summer heat to bloom the species but 'Fast Forward' blooms 3 weeks earlier offering the best hope for this graminaceous wonder!

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Wet prairies, savannas, the outer edges of marshes, and in well drained upland pine forests. It is frequently found near the coast in interdune swales.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypeGrass  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeFall 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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