Cotton Candy Pink Grass

Billowy, Pink Clouds Blur Your Landscape into an Impressionist Painting!

  • Breathtaking pink mist softens and brightens your landscape from late summer through fall.
  • Great for mass plantings, lining walkways, and staggering throughout your landscape.
  • Deer resistant
  • Drought, heat, and salt tolerant
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Your neighbors will beg to know what the unique, PINK grass is growing in your yard.  Breath taking pink mist forms on top of Cotton Candy Pink Muhly Grass from late summer and lasts throughout fall, adding an absolutely stunning highlight to your landscape.

Not only is Cotton Candy Pink Muhly Grass a showy softener for your yard, it's super low maintenance and fast growing!  Being a clumper this grass stays where you plant it and won't invade other plantings. Muhly Grass is deer resistant, drought, heat and even salt tolerant!  

Fabulous for lining walkwaysmass plantings, or staggering throughout your landscape this grass is a gardener's dream!

A unique grass with gorgeous color, easy to maintain, fast growing and so versatile...what more could you ask for in a plant?

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 2-3 Feet
Mature Width 2-3 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Bloom Color Pink
Botanical Name Muhlenbergia capillaris

How To Care for your new Cotton Candy Pink Grass

When planting your Cotton Candy Pink Muhly Grass choose the best location for this plant to thrive.  Be sure to plant this grass in growing zones 6 to 9.  This grass grows best in full sun to part shade.  Muhly Grass is extremely adaptable to a variety of soil.

Water deeply once or twice weekly when newly planted (about 3 months) to help the roots grow properly.  After establishing Pink Muhly Grass is extrememly drought tolerant and only rarely needs water.  Water thoroughly in extreme heat, especially in the first summer.  Fertilize with a slow release, balanced fertilizer in spring for optimal growth. Prune back Cottom Candy Pink Grass to about 4-6 inches in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges for a clean start.  However, pruning is not necessary. We recommend mulching heavily in zone 6, especially 6a over winter to protect your pink muhly grass from extreme temps and keep it coming back year after year.

Muhly grass is extremely hardy as well as pest and disease resistant.  It is also deer, rabbit, pollution, flood, and salt tolerant.

 

Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  

 

Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.

 

Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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just lovely
I just love my new pink muhly grasses! They came well packaged and I will be buying more. They were covered in blooms. Thank you guys.
October 10, 2015
WOW
Amazing quality and very timely with the delivery. Mine look just like the pictures. I will be ordering more from here.
November 1, 2015
Love my new grasses!
It's really like cotton candy grass. I love everything I receive from TPT. All my orders are like little presents to myself.
October 18, 2015
Nicely done.
I have been looking for these at Lowes but they didn't have any. Very happy and they also were packaged perfectly.
May 27, 2016
Fast shipping !!!
The plants came in right on time.

Very fast shipping.

Will be buying more ..

Thanks.
May 4, 2016
Can't wait
My Cotton Candy Pink Grass just arrived. Beautifully packaged. Can't wait to see what it does.
June 5, 2016
don't think you needed such a big box....however...
The plant arrived good growing and healthy...caint wait until i see it in bloom. Thank you
February 2, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Love these
The cotton candy pink grass was perfect for around our new wall. They arrived in perfect condition and very quickly. I would recommend these and the planting tree to everyone. I know I will be a repeat customer.
October 18, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Beautiful
On a timely matter, hope the grass will be as pretty as the picture. I'm so excited!!!
February 28, 2016
Great Plant Larger Than Expected
Excellent condition! Larger than I thought it would be! I planted it last Sunday, and that Thursday it was full of blooms and looking lovely! Will order again from you...definitely! Getting compliments already.
October 7, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
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Color and easy care, first time trying your product
John C on Oct 20, 2017
Because of the sale price of this item..
Sara H on Oct 14, 2017
Color and easy care, first time trying your product
John C on Oct 20, 2017
It's soft texture, color and overall visual appeal.
Lynda W on Oct 17, 2017
Because of the sale price of this item..
Sara H on Oct 14, 2017
It's a shorter height of muhly that will look better where i want to plant it.
Angela F on Oct 13, 2017
Saw it in a garden setting and liked the color
Bonita K on Oct 13, 2017
I like the look of the plant and think it will add to that curb appeal look to the front yard.
Barbara D on Oct 11, 2017
love the color and very drought tolerant it seems
Leslie P on Oct 9, 2017
Favorite color
Richard H on Oct 8, 2017
It is very lovely and different. It will stand out more.
kerie l on Oct 7, 2017
We are planting a drought tolerant front yard and love the look. Look forward to receiving and hope it looks as good as the picture. Fingers crossed.
Kimberly H on Oct 3, 2017
Gorgeous color
Kimberly F on Oct 1, 2017
Have been looking for this! This is the reason I signed onto the site!
Darlene L on Sep 21, 2017
Color
Linda A on Sep 20, 2017
Loved the color and height
Carol F on Sep 18, 2017
Unique looking. We will see if it holds true to description
Chris J on Sep 18, 2017
i like the color
Enrico M on Sep 9, 2017
Like the look and color. Hope it looks as good in person.
Kimberly H on Sep 4, 2017
Appearance
P W D on Aug 31, 2017
Pretty! Interesting!
Judy J on Aug 30, 2017
just beautiful never seen this one pink candy nice
Arthur J on Aug 29, 2017
Pretty and can't get it in the northwest
Kathy S on Aug 29, 2017
Like the pink color
Rita B on Aug 28, 2017
good reviews! Love the PINK!!!
S R on Aug 27, 2017
I like the size, color, low maintenance
Ann B on Aug 22, 2017
BEAUTIFUL COLOR-EASY CARE-ADAPTABLE TO ALL TYPES OF SOIL-DROUGHT TOLERANT-A PERFECT HIGHTH AND WIDTH AFTER MATURITY.
FAYE B on Aug 20, 2017
I thought it was a unique look and drought resistant.
Bart F on Aug 19, 2017
I continue to upgrade and search for plants that can provide foliage and color to my garden. This pink grass looks amazing! I am anxious to receive my new treasure and plant it. When it blooms, I will post photos and tag The Planting Tree ! Thank you.
RonDee K on Aug 14, 2017
Give some color to a space that does not have any color.
Kathy H on Aug 8, 2017
I thought this would look nice next to my purple crape myrtle
Marlene C on Jul 27, 2017
Beautiful, great cover!
Corinne B on Jul 27, 2017
Love the look, and been wanting to buy some, most other places don't ship until mid to late fall. The planting Tree says ships in a few days
Terry T on Jul 24, 2017
Looks good!
Leonard K on Jul 19, 2017
I have had these before and they are so striking.
Mary P on Jul 16, 2017
Privacy, looks beautiful, I think it will make the barrier beautiful between my neighbors
trashy yard.
Carla F on Jul 15, 2017
Low maintenance, beautiful color and unique
Linda W on Jul 13, 2017
need pretty and simple coverage for corner of house
Sarah R on Jul 11, 2017
I saw this in a nearby church yard and thought it was beautiful. I could not find it locally.
Elizabeth O on Jul 9, 2017
To add color to our flower gardens.
Pasquale C on Jul 9, 2017
Hardy
Joseph V on Jul 4, 2017
I looked for carefree, perennial, deer proof, medium size and good looking.
My previous purchases were good specimens that I have planted.
Ashok M on Jul 3, 2017
Changing the landscape of the front yard. Should look cool.
Thomas P on Jun 28, 2017
Recommend by landscape designer.
Richard R on Jun 28, 2017
Cool color can't find locally
Kayley S on Jun 28, 2017
Pretty durable , heat resistant, deer resistant and drought tolerable
Sandra C on Jun 28, 2017
beautiful color to accent my garden
Nancy P on Jun 27, 2017
simply beautiful
Jennifer Z on Jun 25, 2017
I purchased these to add interest on my parking strip.
Wendy J on Jun 22, 2017
Live by the ocean are sea and drought tolerant
Regina O on Jun 22, 2017
I love the pink color. I've been looking for it for 2yrs, this is the first I found it in stock!!
Mary F on Jun 21, 2017
I love decorative grass. I've planted Blue Fescue, Black Mondo and Liriope, This Pink Grass is just the splash of color my fence line needs. It grows much larger than my other grasses and I will be able to see the pink halo from my living room. Can't wait!
MacKenzie H on Jun 19, 2017
It's soft texture, color and overall visual appeal.
Lynda W on Oct 17, 2017
It's a shorter height of muhly that will look better where i want to plant it.
Angela F on Oct 13, 2017
Will the cotton candy pink grass survive in Olympia WA?
Dolly B on Aug 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Pink Muhly Grass grows in zones 6 to 9. To find your zone search with your zip code here: http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/
I live in zone 5. Will the cotton candy muhly survive the winter conditions?
A shopper on Aug 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, Pink Muhly grass grows in zones 6 - 9. It wouldn't make it through the winter in a zone 5.
When will it bloom?
A shopper on Jul 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Pink Muhly grass blooms in Fall.
should this plant be planted in spring or fall?
A shopper on Aug 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can plant this Pink Muhly grass any time of the year as long as the temperatures aren't extreme. In a zone 6 I would lean toward spring, summer or early fall to ensure it is established before winter. The other growing zones for this plant are warmer so you don't need to worry about this as much.
whar zone is novi mi in?
A shopper on Aug 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You are located in zone 6
I would be using this plant to shield an eyesore. The blooms are a plus but what does it do in winter. Evergreen? I'm in SC
Taylor on Mar 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It goes dormant in winter but the plant remains looking the same, just loses the green color. When spring comes and new green shoots start coming out, you should cut down the old dry growth close to ground level to stimulate new growth. So, it will still look nice in winter but you will have a few months in spring when the plant is not big and puffy.
We live in Huntington Beach California they're still blooming a little when should we prune them?
Mike T on Dec 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We recommend waiting until early spring or late winter if needed.
I live in South West Ohio. When should I plant them outside? Mid september, or sooner?
Lisa D on Jul 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would double check your growing zone to be sure they can survive there. They do best in growing zones 6b to 9. For northern states the sooner the better so they are well established for winter. And mulch them in well to protect them in winter.
http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/ You can find your zone here by searching with your zip code.
Is this grass perennial?
A shopper on Apr 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This grass is perennial. I planted it last year in early spring, got a little new growth over the summer, and trimmed it back to about 2" tall this spring. I already see new green blades of grass springing past the dead, trimmed portion.
How far apart do I plant pink muhly grass?
A shopper on Nov 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: they spread out up to 2 1/2 feet and drape down beautifully- I would recommend you allow them an area of 3 full feet in circumference. I actually placed several of them individually to spread out the pops of fall color in my front landscape beds. I chose not to bunch them together for limited space too.
will this plant live thru the winter?
sharon b on Oct 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sharon is correct. They go dormant and flush back out in spring. As long as you are in the appropriate growing zones(6-9) they will come back every year.
Does this pink grass come back every year or is it just good for one season ?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they come back every year. You can trim them back in early spring just before they come out of dormancy.
IS THIS A PERENNAL PLANT?
A shopper on Oct 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is, but it needs better soil than stated.
Can the cotton candy pink grass be planted in large pots?
A shopper on Jul 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes, in zones 7 - 10. In zone 6 it would need to be protected or move inside to survive winter.
Does this grow in Ohio?
A shopper on Mar 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Most likely, yes, you are probably a zone 6. Pink Muhly Grass grows in zones 6 to 9. I would still double check as a small portion of OH is 5. To find your zone search with your zip code here: http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/
Will muhly grass do well in panted in planter pots? I live in Havelock, NC. Thanks!
Martinafranca on Feb 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they will do fine in planters in NC. You do want to fertilize containerized plants more often since nutrients leach out when your water and monitor soil moisture more that in ground plants, but otherwise the care is the same.
Can I wait for spring to plant this grass if I buy know?
Morgan on Jan 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. Just sent in an email with your ship date and we will place your order on hold.
I know you talk about trimming it back in the fall but is it a perennial?
Kimberly H on Aug 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The best time to Trillin your grasses back is right before they start to flush out in the spring. It is better to wait because the dead stems will wick out any moisture preventing root rot while they are dormant.
does this plant do wellin souther calif by the coast?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would think so, it can grow into a zone 9 and is salt tolerant. I would double check your zone. If you are a zone 10 you may be pushing it. http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/ You can find your zone here by searching with your zip code.
Will it live in Phoenix az ?
A shopper on Jan 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Your right on the edge of its growing zone. You should check and see if you see any others in your area actively growing.
How many months will the bloom last in zone 9?
Tony D on Oct 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I got these plants in April and planted them right away. They grew well and didn't bloom until September. It's now the end of October and they are still in full bloom. But I live in Cincinnati,which is zone 6.
How big is 1 gallon and 3 gallons of plant?
A shopper on Sep 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Currently the 1G is about 2 feet and the 3G is 2-3 feet, but about 3 times larger in width. The height will vary throughout the year as they will always be dormant/cut back in winter/spring.
Where are zones 6,7,8,9? Map does not indicate. thanks
Lindy D on Aug 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/ You can find your zone here by searching with your zip code.
How tall does the grass get?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They will get about 3-4 feet high
I live in Syracuse NY. I see a portion of NY shows green. Will these survive in my area through the winter?
Karen H on Feb 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, syracuse is a zone 5 so we wouldn't recommend it for your area. You can definitely grow it in a pot and move it inside in the winter - a garage would probably work as long as its at least 10 degrees warmer or so during extreme weather.
Will this plant grow in red clay type soul? We are in NC
Heather H on Feb 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, as long as water can drain Muhly Grass should do fine. It is very adaptable. Tons of clay where I am too and it is everywhere:)
Is this a good plant for front of the house?
A shopper on Oct 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, and they look great in clusters!
I order cotton candy twice the first three plants came about a foot high with a few pink blooms,and about three weeks later I ordered three more,they came about three feet and no blooms.Just wonder what the difference is?
A shopper on Oct 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: we get stock from different suppliers so they can vary. They may have already bloomed or not bloomed yet. When you order plants especially something like a grass you are paying for the maturity/size of the root system. Some plants don't bloom well or at all until they get in the ground and as far as the height this can vary as some grower will cut them back when they start to brown out a bit in the summer and others just let them grow and naturally shed. Neither way is really better than the other just different. The ones cut back often look a bit nicer with new growth instead of new and old growth and it can help to push blooming or even encourage more blooms too. Hope that helps!
can you put two 1 gallon plants together ?
A shopper on Sep 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can but we would recommend spacing them apart so that they have room to grow.
not sure if I should get the 1 gal or the 3 gal how tall and how fast does it grow? I am in florida ? I have a corner area about 4ft by 4 ft
Arleen D on Aug 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They tend to be similar in height, but the width will be much wider in the 3 gallon and the roots much more mature.
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