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Deschampsia cespitosa 'Northern Lights'

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More About Deschampsia cespitosa 'Northern Lights'

  • Mounding semi-evergreen clump of variegated blades turning light brown in the fall
  • Variegation includes creamy-white and green, but leaves emerge with a pink blush
  • Bloom Time: Early to late summer
  • Flower Height: 60 cm, but rarely flowers
  • Foliage Height: 30 cm
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

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:

5

Height:

25-30 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Non-flowering
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Variegated Tufted Hair Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a moist to average soil, in full sun to partial shade. Variegation more pronounced in the sun but does not like heat. Leaving foliage adds winter interest, but prune in late winter to make way for new growth. 


Deschampsia cespitosa 'Northern Lights' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fall Color

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Yellow
Green
Variegated

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Rooftop (extensive)

 Suitable Substitutions for Deschampsia cespitosa 'Northern Lights'

Sesleria autumnalis

Sesleria autumnalis

Autumn Moor Grass

Hakonechloa macra 'Albostriata'

Hakonechloa macra 'Albostriata'

Japanese Forest Grass