Muhlenbergia riggers (Deer Grass) - This wonderful warm season California native bunch grass typically has foliage to 3 feet in height and the plant gets to 5 feet when in flower with an equal spread. It has narrow leaves and long silver-gray flower panicles that arch gracefully 2 to 3 feet over the gray-green foliage in late summer. Plant in full sun or partial shade. Once established, it can go the entire summer without water, but it can also tolerate regular garden water which keeps the foliage nearly evergreen. Hardy to around 0 °F. This is an extremely adaptable plant that can grow it hot dry xeric gardens as a companion to native or other mediterranean climate plants or can be used in the occasionally to regularly irrigated meadow, where it can be an accent or the common thread that knits the meadow together.