Muhlenbergia rigens

Deer Grass, Meadow Muhly

Type: Perennials,Grasses
Height: Tall 2-3' (5-6' in flower) (Plant 2-3' apart)
Bloom Time: Early Fall to Late Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 6-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Purple / Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Deer Grass makes a softer compact alternative to larger Miscanthus. The grey green blades of this water-wise carefree native (southwestern US) can be used for basketry. Not an aggressive seeder, good for your garden bed as well as for holding a dry bank.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Good for Dried Flowers
  • Winter Interest
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • Web Only

Muhlenbergia General Information:

Muhlenbergias are clump-forming grasses. Stems begin to arch outward as summer progresses producing a weeping habit. Narrow purple to yellow spikes rise above the foliage in September/October. Foliage turns buff colored in fall.

Muhlenbergia Plant Care:

Tolerant of drought, heat and poor soils. Can be divided in spring. Does not produce runners. Shear in late winter before new growth appears in spring if desired.

$8.95 ea.
(3+) $7.50 ea.
Spring 2015
Plant Code: MURI