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About Muhlenbergia rigens (Deer Grass)
This California native grass is called Muhlenbergia rigens. Its mounding grass-like foliage reaches an average landscape size of 2-3′ tall by 2-3′ wide. Throughout the summer its foliage is peppered with long silver flower panicles that push its landscape height up to 5′ tall. Muhlenbergia rigens, or Deer Grass, is an evergreen plant known for withstanding harsh weather conditions. After being established, this plant can tolerate regular waterings or survive several warm months without. It can also tolerate seaside conditions including cold temperatures, salt and wind. As a California native plant, this grass is low maintenance as it is already acclimated.
Planting and Care Instructions
Plant Muhlenbergia rigens using well-draining soil in an area that receives full sun to part shade. After planting, water regularly to establish a healthy root system, then reduce frequency. To encourage new growth in the spring, cut back the panicles and foliage during the winter or early spring. Alternatively, you can decide to skip its yearly pruning to allow this plant to grow into its natural form.
Landscape Design Ideas
Deer Grass is an obvious choice for low maintenance landscape designs. It can be planted in multiples to cover a hill or as an accent. Its natural look makes it a thoughtful addition to street medians or commercial landscapes connecting your hardscape to nature.
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Botanical Name: Muhlenbergia rigens
Common Name: Deer Grass
Average Landscape Size: 2-5' x 2-3'
Plant Type: Evergreen
Bloom Color: Silver
Foliage Color: Green
Forms: Mounding Grass
Sizes: 1 Gallon
Special Features: Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Light Frost,See more of our plants