Hardy Deer Grass – Alternative to Pampas Grass
- Very Attractive Purple Seed Plumes
- Native to North America
- Finely Textured
- Drought Tolerant
- Deer Resistant
Deer Grass is prized by growers for its resistance to the deer population, making it an ideal grass choice for cover in areas where deer are a problem. Deer Grass is very attractive and is a great element for adding interest to your property in Deer Country.
Much like Pampas Grass, Deer Grass is a hardy type of grass that develops gorgeous, showy plumes, often rising up to 2 feet or more above its dense clump of finely textured, upright blades. This tufted foliage features narrow, pointy leaves that range in color from purple to light silvery green.
Unlike Pampas Grass, however, Deer Grass has no sharp edges, so when you go to cut it back in the fall or winter, your hands will thank you for choosing the Deer Grass variety. You also won't see the aggressive seeding with Deer Grass that you might expect from Pampas Grass.
Considered to be one of the easiest ornamental grasses to grow among all the native bunchgrasses, Deer Grass requires minimal green thumb power to survive and thrive. It adapts easily and readily to most soil conditions, although rocky and sandy soil seems to be its preference.
Well-drained soil of any type, however, suffices with easy-care Deer Grass. Once Deer Grass reaches its maturity and becomes well-established, it requires little in the way of watering. Plant it in full sun or partial shade for best results; you can still grow it in full shade, but plan on slower growth.
Use a single plant as a feature, or plan to use them in a sinuous curve to define a long garden bed. Deer Grass makes a beautiful addition to a driveway, street edge or dry stream beds on your property, and it grows fast, maturing to its adult height in two seasons or less. Order today!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Muhlenbergia rigens|
|Foliage||Ornamental grass (CA native)|
|Mature Height||3 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 5 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained|
|Moisture||Water to establish, then very drought tolerant|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Flower Color||White, purplish|
|Foliage Color||Silver, green|