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Muhlenbergia 'Pink Flamingos' is often confused with:
Muhlenbergia capillaris Muhlenbergia capillaris
Muhlenbergia lindheimeri Muhlenbergia lindheimeri
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Dianthus Flowers
Canna Flower
Dianthus chinensis Dianthus chinensis

Muhlenbergia 'Pink Flamingos'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
mew-len-BERG-gee-uh
Description

Pink Flamingos is a hybrid ornamental grass in the Poaceae family.  The parents of this grass are M. capillaris and  M. lindheimeri,  getting its taller and upright flowers like  M.lindheimeri but they are more plumy and pink like M. capillaris. It has narrow gray-green leaves and very showy, airy pink flowers that appear in the fall. It will make an attractive specimen or work well planted in masses or small groups in a landscape.  This ornamental grass is resistant to damage by deer, drought  and is heat tolerant.

VIDEO created by Andy Pulte for “Landscape Plant Identification, Taxonomy and Morphology” a plant identification course offered by the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee.

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Muhlenbergia
    Family:
    Poaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
    Rounded
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    3 feet-6 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Caryopsis
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Flower Description:
    Feathery flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Rosulate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Narrow thin gray-green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat