Deer Grass

Muhlenbergia rigens

Deer Grass  - Muhlenbergia rigens
Deer Grass  - Muhlenbergia rigens

Deer Grass

Muhlenbergia rigens

Light and airy, Deer Grass makes an excellent selection for the California Native landscape.  It's incredibly drought tolerant and is suitable for xeriscaping.  Produces wheat-like blooms in the Summer which extend up about another 2 feet above the foliage.  Cut back down to a small once a year or as needed to encourage new tight growth.  Plant Muhlenbergia in both Sun and part shade.  Also tolerates seacoast conditions.  Native to California, but is also found in Southern Oregon down to Mexico, and as eastern as parts of Texas.  Hardy to about 15 deg. F.

Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Sun Or Shade

Water Needs: Low

Bloom Season: Summer

Mature Height: 2-3'

Mature Width: 3-4'

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Xeriscape, Deer Resistant, Woodland Garden, California Native Garden, Southwestern Garden, Mediterranean & Tuscan Garden, Grasses/grasslike

Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

For detailed information, please download our planting guides:

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