Plant of the Week: Deer Grass


Deer Grass Muhlenbergia Rigens Zone 7-10

This large ornamental grass will give your yard a deserty look. Dark green new growth fades to a wheat-colored yellow and adds a great color contrast anywhere you plant this. In spring and early summer, the grass tends to be perky and upright. By fall the grass will begin to take on a fountain-like effect that will continue to add interest into the winter months.

A fast grower that can quickly reach up to 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Plant in full sun for best growth. Year-round interest. Deer and drought tolerant. Prefers well-drained soil. Water regularly until established. Cut back in late winter to improve growth and provide a cleaner look.

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