Common Names: deer grass
Type: Perennial grass
Size: 4 ft. high and wide; seed stalks to 5 ft.
Flowers: Yellowish flowers insignificant in fall followed by seed heads; long grass-like plumes.
Uses: Slopes, accent, movement, near oak trees,
Wildlife: (None found.)
Soil: Tolerates a variety; should be well-drained.
Water: Medium; tolerates less but looks better and grows larger with more.
Sun: Full sun or some shade.
Pruning: Shear once per year in late winter to remove thatch.
Pests & Diseases: Tar spot, rusts, and stripe smut.
Notes: Native to sandy and gravely washes on coast, inland valleys, and desert regions of California and other states. Other species being developed for foliage and flower colors. Hardy to -15° F.