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

Never Bareroot...  All plants come rooted into a container with soil.

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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.  

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 2 - 3 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 Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex 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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*Except States CA, OR, WA, NV, ID, UT, MO, CO, WY, NM and orders under $59.99 are $19.99 for shipping.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure your package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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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
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
7 months ago
Beautiful
On a timely matter, hope the grass will be as pretty as the picture. I'm so excited!!!
February 28, 2016
Can't wait
My Cotton Candy Pink Grass just arrived. Beautifully packaged. Can't wait to see what it does.
June 5, 2016
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
7 months ago
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
3 months ago
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Liked the color.
Barbara B on May 21, 2017
want color with my other grasses
kecia b on May 21, 2017
Liked the color.
Barbara B on May 21, 2017
I love grasses and this is something different. It will diffentently stand out.
Charlette C on May 21, 2017
want color with my other grasses
kecia b on May 21, 2017
They are so unusual and will add just the right touch of color to a couple of places in my landscape.
Judy K on May 20, 2017
Color
jacqueline c on May 20, 2017
It looked like an interesting addition to my garden. Very pretty.
carol d on May 19, 2017
The reviews were great. The plant is gorgeous and tolerant to my zone. Can't wait to plant it and enjoy it for years to come.
Analilia A on May 19, 2017
low maintenance and colorful
Renee S on May 17, 2017
I ordered these plants to fill in bare areas around my pool. Love the fact they are easy to grow and resilient.
Patricia V on May 17, 2017
really pretty trying to do it with fence. The pink contrast is really pretty.
Mary M on May 16, 2017
I chose this because of the unique, pretty look. I was looking for something that was hardy and would produce long lasting beauty.
frank b on May 11, 2017
The color
Lauren T on May 11, 2017
We live in an RV resort in Crystal River Florida and I am planting these on the side of our Cedar Creek Cottage to hide sewage and water hoses
D I on May 10, 2017
you didn't have a large selection. I would have preferred larger.
Michael Z on May 8, 2017
It looks pretty. I like the color and adds personality and statement on a corner I'd like to plant it in.
Maria W on May 8, 2017
Ordered them last year and they are gorgeous! Needed a few more in my garden!
Virginia S on May 6, 2017
For my new roof deck garden I'm making for my new puppies.
Sean D on May 5, 2017
Such a unique species to our area. Can't wait..
debbie t on May 3, 2017
Research and visuals
Elizabeth S on May 2, 2017
Will hopefully thrive and look beautiful where it is planned to be planted.
karen d on May 1, 2017
They are beautiful.
Susan W on Apr 30, 2017
My daughter loves pink
Cynthia S on Apr 23, 2017
For the color
Al D on Apr 20, 2017
This is an interesting grass not available. At my local nurseries.
Roñald P on Apr 18, 2017
I purchased this item because of it's beauty. I think it will make a great addition to my yard. I will see how well it's shipped and if satisfied, might come back for a couple more.
Joanne C on Apr 17, 2017
ornamental grass
charlie g on Apr 13, 2017
Need colorful tough plant for acid clay soil under oak tree.
John L on Apr 12, 2017
I love it
Suzi K on Apr 11, 2017
Beauty of it
Paulette T on Apr 10, 2017
What a unique color! Can't wait to see it in my garden.
Susan M on Apr 7, 2017
Drought Resistant
Anthony H on Apr 7, 2017
Beautiful color and low maintence
Margaret G on Apr 6, 2017
This is so pretty I hope it grows well here in the GA clay soil mixed with the planting mix I have ordered.
Kathi L on Mar 29, 2017
Looks ppretty
Hector C on Mar 23, 2017
I just happen on to the site and seen cotton candy pink grass, they are beautiful plans, additionally I ordered from the Planting Tree because I like the say the pants are packed and sent.
I do plan to order additional plants in a couple of weeks!
Katherine H on Mar 23, 2017
Color interest
Carolyn S on Mar 19, 2017
Liked the first items I ordered/decided to order more
Nancy G on Mar 18, 2017
Need to disguise some utility connections in our small front yard. This dwarf grass should be just the right size and add some interest also
Nancy G on Mar 9, 2017
My neighbor has them and they are amazing!!!
Tony D on Mar 8, 2017
The name alone sold me, and I will be planting these at my preschool, the children will love them!!
Sandra C on Mar 7, 2017
I'm needing something in a area that this would be perfect
Michelle J on Mar 6, 2017
Interesting grass to rebuild my landscape with
Guest P on Mar 4, 2017
This is beautiful to look at, and the movement of the pink wisps are breathtaking. Needed a pop of color in the corner of the yard.
mary l v on Feb 27, 2017
Easy breezy color!
Mary T on Feb 12, 2017
We already have several and they are gorgeous! We will put these next to our gazebo!
Brenda S on Feb 7, 2017
Real simple..I wanted to add more color to my yard
Betty B on Jan 25, 2017
loved the color
Beverly W on Nov 22, 2016
like the color
A C on Nov 19, 2016
I couldn't find these in my local nurseries but have been planning to put these in the front yard and just couldn't wait around. I love the purple color and the airy shape and texture, and it is native to my area. I'm going to plant these in front of the house in lieu of the traditional, dense and oversized foundation plants we removed. These pink muhlies will bring a much more modern look to the house.
Amy V on Nov 17, 2016
Color
Treena L on Nov 11, 2016
I love grasses and this is something different. It will diffentently stand out.
Charlette C on May 21, 2017
They are so unusual and will add just the right touch of color to a couple of places in my landscape.
Judy K on May 20, 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:)
I live on water and it soggy on the shore 3-5 feet in from shore will the excessive water rot the roots?
David H on Nov 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They will do great as long as they are not sitting in standing water. They really need to be planted in well drained soils.
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 live in a Zone 7 area. I received the one gallon pink grass by Fedex yesterday, 5/11/17. How much bigger will it grow this summer and when can I expect pink blooms?
Maria W on May 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It will double in size and expect it to start blooming late summer
Can it be shipped to Ontario?
Karen M on May 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We do not ship to Canada, only within the continental US.
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.
Will this grass tolerate high acidic soil?
Cindy T on Oct 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is pretty darn tolerant. I know it prefers neutral, but can tolerate basic and acidic soil. I would be hesitant about "high acidic" though. Maybe just try 1 small one to start?
Is it good in Michigan? Perennial? We're can I buy it in flint area?
Judith T on Sep 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This grass is a perennial. We ship to MI. However, you are most likely not within the growing zones recommended for this plant, 6 - 9. You can search with your zip code here: http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/

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