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Deschampsia cespitosa

Also called Tussock Grass


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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: Spring
  • Flower Height: 100 cm
  • Foliage Height: 80 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

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.
 

Zone:

4

Height:

60-100 cm

Spread:

60-80 cm

Colour:

Multi-coloured
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring
Summer
Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Spreading
Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge
Rooftop (extensive)
Naturalizing