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The blades of Deer Grass (Muhlenbergia rigens) are a graceful counterpoint to the more diminutive flowers. Color and texture are carefully balanced in this exuberant garden to create harmony and prevent it from feeling too chaotic. The abundance of blooms is a magnet for birds and butterflies.
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Jill McAuley wrote:
I love all the plans - what are all the plant names? Can you name them from top to bottom left to right?
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The plant at the top left is Cleveland Sage. The red below is Hot Lips Sage. Below that are Fortnight Lily (Dietes) and yellow Yarrow. At the bottom right is Deer Grass and the smaller orange flowers are Gallardia. The groundcover is Aptenia cordifolia 'Red Apple'. All of these plants are very drought tolerant.
June 23, 2013 at 9:34pm   
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Annie Thornton added this to Great Design Plant: Deer Grass
Planting notes. Western U.S. natives, though drought tolerant and low maintenance, can be finicky about growing conditions — the right drainage, sun exposure and soil are critical. This is not the case for deer grass, a tolerant and pretty fuss-free grass. Described as very adaptable, deer grass thrives in full sun, even reflected heat, but tolerates some shade. Found along riparian zones, it tolerates times of dry soil and times of seasonal flooding — just be sure it doesn't stay too wet for too long. To establish, water it regularly. Afterward deer grass can go literally all summer without watering, but it will also do just fine with some summer water. Browning leaves in summer may mean your deer grass is a little thirsty.Deer grass can be cut back in late winter, just before new growth pushes out, but many suggest that a simple rake-through for dead foliage is all you need. If you do choose to trim and tidy up your grass, wait as long as possible, as many native and beneficial critters overwinter in its foliage.

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Sofia Luis Landscape Design added this to Ziff
May 31, 2014
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April 28, 2014
front yard
cynnbar added this to Landscape Ideas
March 3, 2014
colorful for front yard
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January 4, 2014
like all of these plants
tdunlevy added this to Plants & Landscaping
October 29, 2013
Deer grass is also a garden problem solver. Unstable stream banks and hillsides can benefit from its root system.
bernsingsen added this to Landscape Ideas
September 4, 2013
Planting notes. Western U.S. natives, though drought tolerant and low maintenance, can be finicky about growing conditions — the right drainage, sun exposure and soil are critical. This is not the case for deer grass, a tolerant and pretty fuss-free grass. Described as very adaptable, deer grass thrives in full sun, even reflected heat, but tolerates some shade. Found along riparian zones, it tolerates times of dry soil and times of seasonal flooding — just be sure it doesn't stay too wet for too long. To establish, water it regularly. Afterward deer grass can go literally all summer without watering, but it will also do just fine with some summer water. Browning leaves in summer may mean your deer grass is a little thirsty. Deer grass can be cut back in late winter, just before new growth pushes out, but many suggest that a simple rake-through for dead foliage is all you need.
wonandnisa added this to backyard
August 20, 2013
Front
anniejoe added this to Landscaping
July 10, 2013
Deer grass and the mixes
sisterdavia added this to sisterdavia's ideas
July 2, 2013
Use on unstable stream banks
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June 30, 2013
california native wild flowers
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June 25, 2013
small clump of deer grass hill
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June 24, 2013
Deer grass
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June 23, 2013
Planting notes. Western U.S. natives, though drought tolerant and low maintenance, can be finicky about growing conditions — the right drainage, sun exposure and soil are critical. This is not the case for deer grass, a tolerant and pretty fuss-free grass. Described as very adaptable, deer grass thrives in full sun, even reflected heat, but tolerates some shade. Found along riparian zones, it tolerates times of dry soil and times of seasonal flooding — just be sure it doesn't stay too wet for too long. To establish, water it regularly. Afterward deer grass can go literally all summer without watering, but it will also do just fine with some summer water. Browning leaves in summer may mean your deer grass is a little thirsty. Deer grass can be cut back in late winter, just before new growth pushes out, but many suggest that a simple rake-through for dead foliage is all you need. If you do choose to trim and tidy up your grass, wait as long as possible, as many native and beneficial critters overwinter in its foliage.
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June 23, 2013
Deer grass
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the color of the plants
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