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Deschampsia caespitosa

Tufted hair grass

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.75m to 2m
  • Spread1m to 1.75m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourSilver purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Deschampsia caespitosa (Tufted hair grass). This species is grown for its dark green foliage and silky-soft flowers which are among the earliest to appear of all the flowering grasses. It will tolerate a good amount of shade.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Grass

Other common names

Fairy wand grass

Origin

Africa and Northern hemisphere

Interest and use

Shade, foliage, wildflower/meadow, ground cover, ornamental. Attracts butterflies

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

The grass should be planted in a partly shaded setting with moist soil.

Propagation

Seed or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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