- Tufted Hair Grass
This is the species Deschampsia cespitosa. Unlike the 'named'
varieties of Deschampsia, this seed-grown type will have
some variation in size and form and it will also self-sow.
In spring you will notice lots of new seedlings coming up,
which is what a good natural garden is supposed to do.
The named variety, Deschampsia
cespitosa 'Goldtau' has not self sown for us.
Description: cool season/semi-evergreen;
Foliage is medium green; narrow blade width; 60-80 cm (24-32")
Flowers are bronze and arching; May-June; 80-100 cm (32-40")
Ideal conditions: full sun to light shade in moist fertile soil, but is happy with average soil; tolerates hot, dry conditions with ample water
Zone: 2 - 8 (find
your zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Elymus cinereus, Rudbeckia
Season of interest: June - October
Recommended spacing between plants: 50-100cm (20-40")
why such a difference?
Drought tolerance rating: 2 (water to root depth once
every 2 weeks); further info
Native to: Deschampsia cespitosa is native to moist
habitats of the temperate zones of North America, Europe and Asia
Pronunciation: Deschampsia (deh-SHAMP-see-ah) cespitosa
Compare Deschampsia cespitosa to our other grasses in this