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Deschampsia flexuosa

Also called Crinkled Hair Grass


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More About Deschampsia flexuosa

  • Dense mounding semi-evergreen clump with very thin green blades, up to 50 cm long
  • Numerous loose flower panicles feature purple to bronze tones
  • Flowers change to gold and yellow as they mature
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Flower Height: 100 cm
  • Foliage Height: 40 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 month, 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:

40-100 cm

Spread:

30-50 cm

Colour:

Purple
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Wavy 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 flexuosa Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Weeping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Foundation planting
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Deschampsia flexuosa

Festuca filiformis

Festuca filiformis

Fine-leaved Sheep Fescue

Festuca amethystina

Festuca amethystina

Tufted Fescue

Festuca gautieri 'Hobbit'

Festuca gautieri 'Hobbit'

Dwarf Bearskin Fescue