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Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted hairgrass)
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Deschampsia cespitosa

Tufted hairgrass

Cool season grass
Semi-evergreen; excellent winter structure
Some salt tolerance
Provides erosion control
Wetland Indicator Status, Region 1: FACW

An ornamental grass that does well in moderately shady locations.  Airy masses of finely branched, light green infloresences rise above the neatly rounded tufts of narrow, dark green foliage in early summer, and remain intact long enough to provide some early winter interest.

SIZE
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Height

2-4 ft

Spread

1-2 ft

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Tufted hairgrass Interesting Notes

The common name refers to the cloudlike flower panicles and tidy, dense tussock of thin, arching leaf blades.

Native Distribution

Deschampsia cespitosa Growing and Maintenance Tips

This clump forming, cool season grass is easy to grow in average to moist, well-drained soils in part to full sun.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Songbirds
Songbirds
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Summer
Summer
Moist
Moist
Average
Average
Salt Tolerance
Salt Tolerance

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Winter
Late Summer
Late Spring / Early Summer
Fall
Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Open pollinated
Attributes
Native to North America
Meadow
Moist Shade
Grass Type: Cool Season
Erosion Control