Also called Tussock Grass
More About Deschampsia cespitosa
- Dense mounding semi-evergreen clump of green blades turning light brown in the fall
- Flowers feature green, purple, silver, and gold tones
- Bloom Time: Early to late summer
- Flower Height: 100 cm
- Foliage Height: 80 cm
- Grass Type: Cool Season
Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and continue when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
Tufted Hair Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grows best in a moist to average soil, in partial shade. Leaving foliage adds winter interest, but prune in late winter to make way for new growth. As with many native plants, it tolerates growing in an area with juglans.
Deschampsia cespitosa Characteristics
Native to Ontario
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils