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Deer Grass

Muhlenbergia rigens
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California native, perennial grass has bright green leaves that form a dense, tight clump. Upright, slender, yellow or purplish flower spikes rise 2ft above foliage in autumn. Excellent container or landscape accent plant. 

Plant with Cleveland Sage


  • Landscape Size: 4' tall, 4' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • USDA Zone: 7a
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attributes: Ornamental Grass, Waterwise, Deer Resistant

See Green Thumb Guide below for region specific information.


Green Thumb Guide

Grows well in enriched, well draining soil. In early spring, cut back faded foliage for fresh new growth. Feed with an all purpose fertilizer in spring when new growth appears.

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions.

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices (Opens in new window)
Visit: National County Extension Offices (Opens in new window)



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