Deschampsia cespitosa - Tufted Hairgrass


A robust clump forming native perennial grass. The tufted foliage is narrow, fine textured and usually evergreen. Widely adaptable, however will perform like a champ in poor soils!

Type: Perennial, grass
Hardiness range: 5A - 9A
Height: 12" to 18" / 30cm to 45cm
Spread: 24" to 36" / 60cm to 90cm
Growth rate: Average
Exposure: Partial shade or partial sun to full sun
Persistence: Broadleaf, semi-evergreen
Bloom color: Green, purple
Bloom season: Late Spring
Leaf color: Green
Fruit color: n/a
Water requirements: Dry to moist
Soil pH requirements: Neutral
Soil type: Sandy, clay, loamy
Form: Rounded
Landscape uses: Border, ground cover, massing, rock garden, woodland garden
Attributes and features: Attractive foilage, naturalizing