Hair Grass - Package of 25 Plants
Overview Of Hair Grass
Hair Grass, also known as Muhlenbergia capillaris, is a warm-season grass native to the southeastern United States. It is a perennial grass that can grow up to three feet tall and has a clumping growth habit. The grass is named after its thin, hair-like leaves and is commonly used in landscaping as an ornamental grass due to its delicate appearance.
Growing Hair Grass
The grass can be grown from seed or by dividing mature plants. When planting from seed, keeping the soil damp until the seeds sprout is essential. Once established, Hair Grass requires minimal maintenance and must not be fertilized or watered regularly.
Uses of Hair Grass in Landscaping
Hair Grass is commonly used in landscaping as an ornamental grass due to its delicate appearance and ability to add texture and movement to a garden. It can be planted in groups to create a dense, flowing effect or used as a border plant to define garden beds or walkways. The grass is also frequently used in naturalistic planting schemes and is often paired with wildflowers or other native plants.
Caring for Hair Grass
Hair Grass requires minimal maintenance once established. The grass should be trimmed back to roughly six inches in late winter or early spring to promote new growth. Removing dead or damaged leaves periodically is also a good idea to keep the plant neat.
Hair Grass is relatively resistant to pests . It is essential to plant Hair Grass in well-drained soil and to avoid overwatering.