Invasive grasses

Asked May 13, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

Is Cotton Candy grass considered invasive in the area of Sandy, Oregon?

Clackamas County Oregon

1 Response

Oh my, I can see why you want to grow to grow Cotton Candy grass – Muhlenbergia capillaris, Pink Muhly. It’s absolutely stunning!

The grass isn’t included in the “100 Worst List” for Oregon - http://oregoninvasivespeciescouncil.org/index.cfm?content.display&pageID=145

Here’s a plant profile from the national Arboretum - http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/faqs/OrnamentalGrasses.html

And this suggests using Muhlenbergia capillaris as a substitute for fountain grass in Arizona - http://www.pima.gov/cmo/sdcp/species/fsheets/ex/foun.pdf