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Deschampsia cespitosa 'Pixie Fountain'

Also called Dwarf Tufted Hair Grass


More About Deschampsia cespitosa 'Pixie Fountain'

  • 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
  • Grass Type: Cool Season
  • Evergreen flower stocks
  • Grows even in bogs

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:

2

Height:

60-80 cm

Spread:

30-45 cm

Colour:

Multi-coloured
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Pixie Fountain 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. 


Deschampsia cespitosa 'Pixie Fountain' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring
Summer
Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Mounding
Clumping
Spreading

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Woodland/woods edge
Border/edging