Zone Map 5-10

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Warm Growth Cycle - Warm Warm
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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Early Fall


  • New
  • Native to North America
  • Notable Fall Color
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Erosion control
  • Meadow/Prairie Plantings


  • Growth rate: medium-fast
  • Grow in 1, 2 or 3 gallon
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: evenly moist
  • Fertilizing: use a slow-release, medium-rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: aphids, rust
  • Overwintering: Can be cut back if plants get too tall or floppy; if cutting back, do so by mid-late June so flowering is not interrupted

*Note: please adapt these suggestions as needed to accommodate your local conditions.


  • Soft-pink plumes put on a show in early fall
  • Smaller stature and more tolerant of wet conditions than Pink Muhly Grass
  • Fine-textured, soft green foliage
  • Handles drought, heat, and humidity
  • Thrives in a range of soil conditions, including alkaline clay
  • Easy-care; cut back in late winter or early spring

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