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Deschampsia cespitosa 'Tautrager'

More About Deschampsia cespitosa 'Tautrager'

  • Dense mounding semi-evergreen clump of green blades, turning light brown in the fall
  • Loose flower panicles feature green, silver and blue tones
  • Plumes will turn wheat-coloured for the fall
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Flower Height: 90 cm
  • Foliage Height: 50 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:

4

Height:

45-90 cm

Spread:

40-60 cm

Colour:

Multi-coloured
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Tufted Hair Grass Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a moist to average soil, in full sun to partial shade. Leaving foliage adds winter interest, but prune in late winter to make way for new growth. 


Deschampsia cespitosa 'Tautrager' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Summer
Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Border/edging
Rooftop (extensive)

 Suitable Substitutions for Deschampsia cespitosa 'Tautrager'

Festuca novae-zelandiae

Festuca novae-zelandiae

New Zealand Fescue