Deer Grass

Muhlenbergia rigens

A hardy evergreen grass with a native region from California to Texas, and south into Mexico. Gray-green leaf blades form a dense base clump, from which tall flowering spikes emerge, maturing from purple to honey-tan during late summer and fall. Creates a stunning display and effective erosion control when planted en masse, this is a perfect addition to native gardens.


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Deer Grass

Muhlenbergia rigens
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1 gallon, 6" h x 9" w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
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A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.