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Deschampsia flexuosa (wavy hairgrass)
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Deschampsia flexuosa

wavy hairgrass

A delightful and elegant native, this diminutive grass thrives in dry shade. Fine-textured and delicate in appearance, it is tough and drought tolerant, ideal for planting in any well-drained shady location as a groundcover. In spring it is topped with graceful feathery flowers that are lovely as they move quietly in the breeze.

SIZE
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Height

6-18 Inches

Spacing

10 Inches

Bloom Color

Green

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

wavy hairgrass Interesting Notes

Elegant, finely-textured foliage.  Great in combination with Phlox divaricata, Carex plantaginea and ferns.

Deschampsia flexuosa Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in shade or part shade, average to dry soil with good drainage.

Native Distribution

Good Substitutions

tufted hairgrass Deschampsia cespitosa 'Goldtau'
tufted hairgrass Deschampsia cespitosa

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Early Spring
Early Spring
Groundcover
Groundcover
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Well-Drained
Dry
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Green Infrastructure
Green Roof
Meadow/Prairie
Woodland
Attributes
Native to North America
Propagation Type
Open pollinated
Grass Type
Cool Season