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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
  • Sunset Zone: 4-24
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attributes: Ornamental Grass, Waterwise, Deer Resistant

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

Visit: National County Extension Offices

    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. 



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