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Tufted Hair Grass

SKU: AM020968
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plant - 3" pot
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Tufted Hair Grass is one of the few ornamental grasses to thrive in moderate shade, opening up a world of possibilities. It has deep green narrow leaves that form a mounding habit. Lofty clouds of delicate purple flowers rise up to 3 feet tall, swaying in the slightest breeze. This grass turns a tawny gold in late summer. Leave the grass standing over winter to complement frost and snow. It is deer and rabbit resistant for easy meadowscaping. (Deschampsia cespitosa)
key features
Botanical Name
Deschampsia cespitosa
Native, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Winter Interest, Mass Plantings
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Mature Spread
12-24" wide
Bloom Time
Late summer to fall

Tufted Hair Grass is an excellent choice for adding height and structure to the garden. Happy in part sun/part shade locations in average soil and moderate moisture, Tufted Hair Grass will add a unique and lively element to the garden. A North American native, birds love the seeds. Planted in mass or with other grasses it can create a lovely meadowscape. Plant with ferns and hostas for a unique look. Easy care, just cut old growth to the ground in early spring before new growth emerges. It is a larval food plant for several butterflies in North America including the Umber Skipper.