Deschampsia caespitosa (Tufted Hair Grass)


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1 Gallon Pot. Native. Deschampsia cespitosa, commonly called tufted hair grass, is a clump-forming, cool season grass which is often grown as an ornamental. It typically forms a low, dense tussock (to 16″ tall) of very thin (1/5″ wide), arching, flat to inrolled, dark green grass blades (to 2′ long). Numerous flower stems rise in summer from the foliage mound to a height of 3′ bearing wide, airy panicles (to 20″ long) of tiny, variably-colored flowers (tones of gold, silver, purple and green) which form a cloud over the foliage that is particularly attractive when backlit.

Common Name: tufted hair grass
Type: Ornamental grass
Family: Poaceae
Native Range: Cosmopolitan
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to September
Bloom Description: Tones of gold, silver, purple and green
Sun: Part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Ground Cover
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Birds
Other: Winter Interest
Tolerate: Black Walnut, Air Pollution