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Muhlenbergia capillaris ‘White Cloud’ (Mist Grass)

Muhlenbergia capillaris 'White Cloud'
White Awn Muhly, Mist Grass

Muhlenbergia capillaris 'White Cloud' is a medium sized grass that is a bit larger and slightly more upright than Pink Muhly. Its green, needle-like flower stems emerge during the fall and rise a foot or more above the foliage, creating an excellent texture variation for perennial borders. Plant in full sun in a wide range of soils. Traditionally found in wet prairies and well-drained upland pine forests, it can tolerate a variety of soil types and moisture conditions. It blooms a bit later than Pink Muhly and as such, stands out in the late fall with its white airy plumes elevated high. It can be used solitarily or in mass plantings. Although quite drought tolerant, it requires supplemental irrigation when planted but is very low maintenance and works well in roadside and median plantings. Seed plumes are a food source for birds and an attractant to lady bugs.

Plant Type Native, Grass
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color White
Flower Season Fall
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 3' - 4' (ft)
Spread 3' - 4' (ft)
Spacing 4' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Birds, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Mass Planting
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Heat, Salt, Wet Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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