The Q&A Archives: Regal Mist Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)

Question: I am interested in using this plant on the outside wall of my back yard. Can you tell me if the plant is considered deer resistant and rabbit resistant?? Thank you.

Diane Carlisle

Answer: Monrovia lists it as deer resistant but doesn't say anything about rabbits. In reality, animals will eat anything if they are hungry enough. Since we've had no winter rains, there isn't much foliage out there for them to eat. Another local grower doesn't put it on their list of rabbit resistant plants, but that doesn't mean that it isn't. It could be no one has definitive experience in that regard. You might try putting chicken wire around new plants. Often times, once the plant is established, it can withstand a bit of chewing and/or creatures aren't as interested in it, when the fresh tender growth is gone. Good luck!

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