I had to do a lot of convincing to persuade the homeowner that pink grass would make his landscape look fantastic, but as soon as I said he’d never have to mow it, he was sold.
I’m talking about Muhlenbergia capillaris, commonly known as Pink Muhly grass. This popular ornamental grass is a sight to behold when backlit by the Florida sun. Electrified wisps of pink plumes look like neon-pink cotton candy and are guaranteed to turn heads every fall. But go ahead and install it now to get it established. Once it reaches a height of two to five feet, you can use mass plantings to screen off unsightly areas.
Or, if you live in a beachfront home, why not ask your landscape designer to incorporate Pink Muhly in your plans as a dramatic accent plant? It has a moderate-to-high salt tolerance; prefers full sun and sandy soil; and can tolerate extreme drought and flooding.
I don’t know about you, but Pink Muhly and a pink sunset sound pretty good to me about right now.