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Tufted Hair Grass


This is an attractive, tufted grass to three feet tall and roughly as wide. It is evergreen except in the coldest climates, where it may turn attractive shades of brown in the coldest weather. Flowering spikes grow to four feet tall and are especially impressive when the plant is massed and grown where the wind can catch its flowering stems and create movement in the garden.

Deschampsia caespitosa

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Rough

Leaf length : 24"

Leaf shape : Linear

Leaf color : Green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Spikelets

Flower color : Purple

Plant Anatomy

Average size maturity width : 2 ft.

Average size maturity height : 2-4 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -20 to -15 F( Z5a)

Sunset zone : 2-24

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes